"Those who say they understand chess, understand nothing" -- Robert HUBNER

Match Result

Season 18/19
Date Mon 08 Oct 2018
Competition:Thames Valley Ealing Juniors League Division 2
Fixture Ealing '1' v Ealing Juniors 'A'
Result D: 4-4


BoardGradeEaling '1'
Ealing Juniors 'A'Grade
1202Perkins, Alan
Jacob Yoon
2162Colov, Hristo
Christopher Tombolis
3143Reeves, Andrew R
Timothy Foster
4149Healeas, Simon
William Lovell
5135Johnstone, Alastair G
Nishchal Thatte
6138Obihara, Jason
Nilomi Desai
7139Braine, Anthony
Xavier Cowan
8103Webdale, David
Teymour Harandi

Captains Comment

Monday night was a real contrast to the first match. Old Actonians was awash with chess players with many other Ealing teams in action. Though chess is a game played in silence this seemed to add atmosphere and the tension certainly built as the night went on. That night we fielded a slightly weaker team with Alfie and Michael missing from the line up and this perhaps evened out the encounter between the two teams. Once again we started a little late which was not surprising given the number of players at the club. Once again I picked Tails and this time we won so I chose White on Board 1. The match started at about 7.50pm and the session was due to be completed at 10.20pm.

William, Teymour and Jacob achieved solid draws. Tim had an important win on board 3 after a  really tight and tense endgame against Andrew Reeves.

Nishchal forgot to hit his clock and missed the time control which was a real shame for this highly talented player but these things happen and probably won’t happen again as these young players learn fast.

Christopher’s game is the featured game but probably not game of the evening. That accolade must surely go to NilomiOn the night Jason’s clock ticked down to zero and Nilomi thought she had won but did not realise that the time control was slowplay. Whether this influenced the result is impossible to say but it certainly added to the excitement. By 10.20pm at the end of the session Nilomi thought she had a chance of winning and so the game was adjourned but a few days later a draw was agreed.