Poole C v Bournemouth B

Last chance saloon. All to play for, even a draw would give us the title. 7.30 pm still all square. 8pm still on track. Disaster strikes when mike R loses his queen, continues on valiantly but to no avail. 0-1. Soon afterwards Adam levels things up with a powerful pawn ending. Long gap, Simon is looking drawish but eventually succumbs to another pawn finish. Everything now on Tim, he looks to be ahead with a rook to bishop and good position but slowly, slowly, slowly his position comes under greater and greater pressure and after many many extra 30 seconds he is finally dismissed by the flag. 1-3 the result. No open top bus this year but well done to Bournemouth who stuck to their guns.

Michael Rutter
May 11, 2022