I’m pleased to report that Hendon 2 got their Middlesex League season off to a flying start this week, with a resounding away victory at Muswell Hill!
|Muswell Hill 2||Muswell Hill 2||Hendon 2||Hendon 2|
|1||Rutter, M David||1890||0 - 1||Robinson, James M||1903|
|2||Norcliffe-Brown, Dominic||1828||1 - 0||Pepe, Salvatore||1700|
|3||Tombs, Samuel||1814||0 - 1||Maganti, Lalit||1764|
|4||Guinness, N||1622||0 - 1||Napolitano, Domenico N||1702|
|5||Burnton, Joshua||1593||0 - 1||Ainscow, Faye||1621|
|6||Ransome, Wilson||1581||0 - 1||Hutchinson, Mark|
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Congratulations to the team – especially to Mark, on his debut victory – and thanks to Domenico for captaining the side!
There was also a home match this week, with our third team playing our junior team Barnet Knights last night for the second time. The youngsters had won 5½–½ a few weeks earlier, but in this return match, the shoe was on the other foot, with Hendon 3 running out 5–1 winners!
|Hendon Barnet Knights||Hendon Barnet Knights||Hendon 3||Hendon 3|
|1||Borces, Randolf||2016||½ - ½||Amior, David||1884|
|2||Bakacsi, Zsolt||1865||½ - ½||Medworth, Andrew||1805|
|3||Lewis, David||1526||0 - 1||Rogal, Chris S||1788|
|4||Rosen-Webb, Jonathan||0 - 1||Ainscow, Faye||1621|
|5||Dalah, Jacob||1257||0 - 1||Landman, Aharon||1573|
|6||Wen, Liana||1058||0 - 1||Dharan, Arjun Aditya||1366|
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David and I managed to hold the strong top two boards for Barnet Knights to draws, while further down, the results went according to rating, where Hendon 3 were strong favourites on paper.
The scoreline could have been the exact reverse of the previous match if I’d converted a winning ending, but these things happen!
Many thanks to everyone who played in these matches! Plenty more to come!