|Hendon 3||Metropolitan 1|
|1||Friedgood, David||181||½ - ½||Calvert, D Ian||172|
|2||Ellis, Daniel||-||1 - 0||Vachtfeidl, Petr||159|
|3||Raoof, Adam N||176||½ - ½||Lepetun, Jan||155|
|4||Hudson, Julian||167||1 - 0||Bishop, Geoffrey L||141|
|5||Kent, Anthony R||151||1 - 0||Stewart, Noel M||141|
|6||Dias, Savin||153||½ - ½||Kitchen, John F||132|
|7||Medworth, Andrew||147||½ - ½||Farrell, Joseph B||131|
|8||Pattni, Kishan||142||0 - 1||Vasco, Giovanni||115|
|5 - 3|
Congratulations to the Jaguars, who clinched the Middlesex League Division 2 title in their final match of the season against visitors Metropolitan! See below for a list of the whole Jaguars squad for this season.
Co-captain Anthony Kent says:
“A tight match. Bef Tahk won early on with a 13…Qh4 check then grabbing the opponent’s hanging bishop on c4. Kishan’s Black Lion never really roared as the exchange was lost, so 1-1. Dan won an exciting game, and a string of draws took us to the 4-3 required to win the title. I got to a rook and same-coloured bishop middle game after damaging my opponent’s pawns, and ground out the win while everything was packed away and the hand was hovering over the light switch.”
Co-captain Julian Hudson says:
“Well done all! And especially Kamlesh for doing the hard work behind the scenes to make it possible. Our record as a team has been outstanding… It’s been a great season and we deserve it. Three cheers for Kamlesh!”
Co-captain Kamlesh says:
“Last night’s 5-3 home win against Metropolitan 1 secures Hendon 3 the Middlesex Chess League Division 2 Championship.
This was the last match of the season and means we finish with 10 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. A fantastic feat.
And amazingly, there were 29 different players over the season. A great team effort.
Thank you to everyone who played. The team regulars were David G, Julian H, Anthony K, Roman M, Adam R, Jonathan R and earlier in the season Gautam J, Salvatore P and Federico R.
But the title was won thanks to all of us who played sometimes only 1-3 matches – stepping in to help the team.
Special mention goes to juniors Savin D and Jason C who played in the end of season games gaining key wins or draws.
P.S. I think there is a trophy for the club but sadly no medals, open top bus tour, win bonus or improved contracts for team players or team captains!”
Top of Division 2:
The Jaguars of 2017-2018:
Jonathan Pein, Federico Rocco, Ed Stembridge, Gautam Jain, Gabriel Balouka-Myers, Salvatore Pepe, Oren Levene, Roman Mitra, FM David Friedgood, Michael Bennett, Daniel Ellis, Adam Raoof, Pranay Chauhan, Florian Lutard, Julian Hudson (co-captain), Jonathan Rubeck, Gideon Vecht, Anthony Kent (co-captain), Mo Islam, Andrew Medworth, Nick Murphy, Kamlesh Karia (co-captain), Hugh Fenwick, Jason Covey, Hassan Mugalu, Savin Dias, Jean-Claude Sartenaer, Jake Hung, Kishan Pattni