A-Team Complete Double Over Edinburgh West
The Dragons won their match against Edinburgh West, completing the double after a 5½-½ win earlier in the season.
|Dragons A||4‑2||Edinburgh West 1|
|Bathie, N. (2217)||½‑½||Redpath, J. (2281)|
|Orr, M. (2142)||0‑1||Grant, J. (2194)|
|Fleming, N. (1913)||½‑½||Neave, G. (2116)|
|Sloan, E. (1853)||1‑0||Robinson, M. (1749)|
|Heron, D. (1847)||1‑0||Walker, D. (1734)|
|Taylor, E. (1842)||1‑0||Logue, D. (1616)|
On last board Ewan's opponent, who had very little time left, stopped the clocks and claimed a draw because (he alleged) Ewan had no practical chances to win. Although it's true there were opposite coloured bishops, the trouble was that there were also a pair of rooks and plenty of pawns. The consensus view (after a long group discussion after all the other games had finished) was that it was a spurious claim and in the end it didn't go to arbitration.
Wins by Elliot and Don managed to compensate for Mark blundering a pawn, leading to a 4-2 win. Don's game had an interesting R&P ending.