Congratulations to South Shields who regain the Seniors!
2019 Championship Final played at Harrogate on May 26th.
|Prescot & Knotty Ash||South Shields|
|1.||Mike O’Mahoney||David Walker|
|2.||Kevin Sartain||David Mooney|
|3.||David Owens||Paul Bielby|
|4.||Chris Ford||Brian Towers|
South Shields (average age 65.4) comfortably extracted revenge for last year’s defeat at the hands of Prescot and Knotty Ash.
David Walker was first to finish – he outgraded his opponent by more than 60 points – and when Paul Bielby won on board 3 shortly afterwards the match result was decided. Brian Towers, who had won 2 pawns in the opening of his game, took longer but was always winning. Kevin Sartain, also well outgraded, played a captain’s game for his team and might well have won. However desperate defence by Dave Mooney managed to hold the draw.
Article courtesy of Paul Bielby