Inaugural Junior Rapidplay match ends in hard-fought tie

Four Crowborough juniors travelled to Horsham to kickstart our campaign in the MSL's new rapidplay league and an exciting match ensued...

The match was broadly even on paper and so it ended as a 2-2 tie! I was in and out of the room so didn't see the games the whole way through but suffice to say that Mario won quickly to put us one up, Henry and Harry then both lost after long struggles where they both made their opponents work hard for the wins. Finally Lilya defended well to fend off a strong attack and then consolidated to win the endgame.

Thanks to everyone who played, parents for their support and Crowborough for being excellent opposition. A great start to the league's new venture!

L. Stewart 1-0 T. Martin
M. Pastrana 1-0 T. Hall
H. Laurillard 0-1 H. Shaw
H. Yip 0-1 L. Richardson

2-2 overall.