Cumbernauld A 2 ½ - 2 ½
S Kelly ½ - ½ I Robertson
R Stirrat ½ - ½ A W Forbes
D Johnstone 1-0 P Horne
G Thomson ½ - ½ G Webb
The “surprise” was that Cumbernauld had said they would be fielding mainly second team players. However no-one informed the 4 Cumbernauld first team players who turned up to play! I might not have got anyone stronger from
in any event for a match with nothing at stake but it was most odd for
Cumbernauld to say one thing and do another. I should say there was also
surprise from the Cumbernauld players that I had been told this and Steven did
apologise on their behalf.
In the match there were 3 quick draws though Ian was a bit better placed on board 1. On board 2 Andy played his first competitive game for more than a decade but kept it simple for an early draw. The Georges’ repeated position after Cumbernauld’s George did not notice he had a choice of squares.
Dunfermline won on
5 after Steven dropped a rook in what till then had been a tight game. Peter
lost a drawn endgame after getting bored repeating the drawing pattern and
played a more adventurous rook move ‘just for something different’ which
unfortunately gave David the one tempo he needed to get out of the