Berkshire squad training match
Saturday, November 12
Paul Harris, Under 11 Girls team manager writes:
On Saturday 12th November the Knights and Dragons locked into a battle of minds at the Abbey Junior School. Out-graded and playing black on all boards the Dragons took some heavy blows against a strong Knights team in Round 1. The Knights didn’t quite have it all their own way though with a few valiant efforts in the top middle order preventing a whitewash.
Looking ahead to the EPSCA events in 2017, during the half time interval, Ken Coates provided the players with some great tips for playing in competitive matches and there were lots of good questions asked.
In Round 2 the Dragons all played white and whilst still out-graded they started a fightback. However, the Knights were just too strong and narrowly won the round by a single point. In the final standings the Knights had slayed the Dragons by 15½ to 8½, but the overall result was of little consequence and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.