On Tuesday 12thOct Wellington came over with a 6 man team for a friendly match,there being no official league matches until at least Christmas. Taunton fortunately has a large enough area for us to accommodate a normal club night with a match. I’m curious as to why we continue to call these ‘friendly’ as I did not notice any lack of competetiveness, the last game not finishing until 10.30pm.
Kym, the Wellington Captain and I had tried to ensure a fairly evenly graded pairings, though as it turned out their No 1, Alex was considerably stronger than ours. To be fair Taunton’s top 3 players have not got an official ELO grading, so the placings were a bit arbitrary.
The results were as follows:
Alex Conway (Wellington) beat Richard Hailstone
John Jeremiah lost to Giannis Papaoikonomou
Robert Harris drew with Niall Homer
Ollie Sells lost to David Graham
Rupert Sells lost to Steve Smith
Eric Wall beat Nathanael Tretheway
Final result therefore was Wellington 2.5 – Taunton 3.5
I think most people enjoyed the ‘Over The Board’ experience, so we will be planning some more.