Big win for the first team as they gave visitors Brewood a thrashing. To be fair though the scoreline flattered the over-the-board situation. Jon H arrived last and left first and must have been only 30 mins in the building! He sacked an unsound-ish Bish for the h7 pawn and after some pressure found a way through. Mark T did the opposite. Dropped a piece during a complex piece exchange and just didn’t have enough for it. His opponent now has 7 out of 7 for the season with an average in the 190s! Next Lee F managed to grind down a persistent opponent who had held out doggedly. Phil H on his debut also outplayed his opponent in the endgame with a B vs N and 4 pawns each. The Bish proved stronger and this was an excellent result. Andrew M gained a piece for two pawns early on thanks to an unsound sac. He withstood some pressure and collected the win fairly easily. Lastly, Tony S had turned down three good reasonable draw offers only to risk the loss to gain the victory. He managed to swindle the endgame having been level for 3 hours. Many thanks to all players who made it out in icy and snowy conditions. Matchcard is here. Next up St Georges at home in two weeks in the WDCL. Next week is MC at home in the BDCL.