Under 9 v. Barnet
Sunday, November 20
David Herring writes:
The overall result for this U9 county match was Berkshire 14½ to Barnet 21½, very close. With only 7 points difference, just four more won games and we would have won overall. Interestingly, in the final round we drew 6 - 6 with Barnet, which reflects how close many of the games were.
Individually there were many good performances - Nabeel Hussain scored a maximum 3 points and never really looked like getting anything less. Our top board, Roy Zhang, scored an impressive 2½ points, in three long matches. Our other top boards, Ryan Chen and Edmond Lote, both had impressive early wins, and missed chances in the subsequent games.
Our three girls, Frances Wise, Louise Head and Chloe Rogers, all had victories and scored 4 points between them. Frances' first round match win was commented upon by the Barnet coach as being a well executed game. The Barnet coach is an ex girls UK champion.
In the three reserve matches we scored 3 points to Barnet's 6 points - thank you to Martyn, Reece and Sofia.