In an evenly matched contest we were ultimately undone by three defeats on the top four boards.
George put up a good fight against an opponent graded substantially higher, but was eventually ground down, whilst David L had a relatively uneventful draw.
Hugh was beaten from an equal looking ending by an opponent playing much better than his estimated grade.
Rob built up a good position, a pawn up and with a comfortable piece layout, when he inexplicably didn’t make the required 35 moves and lost on time.
The highpoints of the evening were undoubtedly the convincing wins by Neil and Pete, both of whose games were never in serious doubt.