Commitment is what counts. Chris A who was obviously unwell, but not recently returned from abroad, turned up to play, but was hoping to be substituted. Eric manfully stepped up to the plate, chose board 1 as his place of work and we were ready to go. A convincing win ensued with Krzysztof taking the first win, soon followed by Tony. On board 2 my opponent, John Jenkins did a good job of blocking most moves and constantly offering a draw but eventually after nearly 3 hours a chink was found in his armour and he resigned. Eric unfortunately run out of time in a closely fought match. 3-1 to the D team and currently 5 points clear at the top. Well done all.

Michael Rutter
February 28, 2020