Lions on the brink!

Tuesday 13 March, 2018
Muswell Hill 1 Hendon 1
1
Gavriel, Tryfon C
206 0 - 1
Hawkins, Jonathan
256
2
Makepeace, Philip J
196 0 - 1
Vakhidov, Jakhongir
264
3
Villiers, Thomas
204 ½ - ½
Sanders, Isaac B
237
4
Russell, Christopher
196 0 - 1
Meszaros, Gyula
223
5
Ethelontis, Alexandros N
190 ½ - ½
Willmoth, Robert F
212
6
Wilks, Simon
182 0 - 1
Eden, Tomer
198
7
Burbidge, Duncan R
185 ½ - ½
Jain, Gautam R
174
8
Bird, Joel
176 1 - 0
Stembridge, Ed
169
2½ - 5½

The Lions took a significant step towards retaining the league title last night, with a hard-fought victory at The Clissold Arms over closest rivals Muswell Hill. With several of the games going right to wire with the score at 4-1, this was a tense match full of interesting chess.

Many thanks to all who turned out for the team last night, and special mention to Tomer & Ed for making themselves available at the last minute after a couple of cancellations, and to Rob for managing to play in the match despite feeling unwell.

With 9/9 match points now accrued, the Lions need just 1 match point from their last 3 matches to retain the league title. However, two of those matches are against strong club Hackney, so nothing is decided yet.

Top of Division 1:

  1. Hendon 1 – 9/9 (61.5)
  2. Kings Head 1 – 6.5/11 (45.5)
  3. Muswell Hill 1 – 6.5/9 (42)
  4. Hackney 1 – 3.5/6 (26.5)

Remaining Hendon matches:
March
22/03/18: Hendon 1 v Hackney 1 – Thu 7.30pm
April
26/04/18: Hackney 1 v Hendon 1 – Thu 7.00pm
30/04/18: Ealing 1 v Hendon 1 – Mon 7.30pm