RA2 plays once again in Division 6, but now there is a new Division below and Division 6 is not a Swiss, but a set of four all-play-all groups, RA2 being in Group B. After the regular fixtures have been played, the top two in each group will enter the play-offs to decide the Division champions.
Odd scores can crop up, usually caused by application of penalty points. e.g. a defaulted game apart from the score as a win for the opponent, also attracts a half-point penalty.
The other teams in Division 6 are: Maidenhead 2, MK Phoenix 3, War & Piece 2, Bradford DCA Knights C, Wells Globetrotters, Wolfpack 1, Ashton 2.
RA2 finished 3rd in Div 6 Group B, 4 points short of promotion.
|Round||Date||Team White on odds||v||Team Black on odds|
|1||26 Jan||RA2||1½-2½||Maidenhead 2|
|2||9 Feb||MK Phoenix 3||2-2||RA2|
|3||23 Feb||RA2||3½-½||War & Piece 2|
|4||9 Mar||Bradford DCA Knights C||*1½-2||RA2|
|5||23 Mar||RA2||2-2||Wells Globetrotters|
|6||6 Apr||Wolfpack 1||0-4||RA2|
|7||20 Apr||RA2||*1½-2||Ashton 2|
*Adjustment for a ½ point penalty for a default.
Played 26 January 2021
|1||Michael Spurr 1860c||½-½||Paul Janota 1795|
|2||Jack Sheard 1856||0-1||William Castaneda 1653|
|3||Charukgan Muhunthan 1802||1-0||Kasi Veshagan Nallaperumal 1495c|
|4||Nani Korossy 1817u||0-1||Shrihan Koppuravuri 1475c|
|Average 1833||1½-2½||Average 1604
The Round 1 games
Played 8 February 2021
|MK Phoenix 3
|1||Brian Valentine 1922 (W)||½-½||Istvan Karacsony 1945 (B)|
|2||Adrian Matthews 1883||½-½||Michael Spurr 1860c|
|3||Robert Whiteside 1876||1-0||Jack Sheard 1856|
|4||Mark McCready 1736||0-1||Charukgan Muhunthan 1802|
|Average 1854||2-2||Average 1865
Played 26 January 2021
||v||War and Peace 2
|1||Michael Spurr 1860 (W)||½-½||Munroe Morrison 1637 (B)|
|2||Charukgan Muhunthan 1802||1-0||Chas Chapman 1566|
|3||Peter McCarron 1802||1-0||Jacob Thomas 1452|
|4||Michael Wilson 1688||1-0||Stephen O’Neill 1423|
|Average 1761||3½-½||Average 1519
Comfortable stroll for the second string, who are 3rd of 8 in Div 6, Group B.
Played 9 March 2021
|Bradford DCA Knights C||v||RA2
|1||John Holliday 1649 (W)||1-0||Ian Hunnable 1939c (B)|
|2||Nigel Redmond 1600||0-1||Charukgan Muhunthan 1802|
|3||Dominic Gallagher 1590c||1-0||Mark Murrell 1818|
|4||Nicholas Waite 1362c||d0-1||John Keehner 1657c|
|Average 1550||1½-2||Average 1804
The default win on Board 4 attracts a ½ point penalty to reduce Bradford’s score to 1½, giving RA2 a match win. Given that the whole of our team outgraded the whole of theirs, that seems like a hollow “victory”; we lost 2-1 on the games played.
Played 23 March 2021
|1||Charukgan Muhunthan 1802 (W)||0-1||Alice Lampard 1962 (B)|
|2||Jack Sheard 1856||1-0||Paul Humphreys 1700|
|3||Anup Sinha 1683||0-1||Phil Johnson 1628|
|4||Michael Wilson 1688||1-0||Antony Austin 1340|
|Average 1757||2-2||Average 1657
All games won by Black.
Played 6 April 2021
|1||Matthew Wilson 1891 (W)||0-1||Istvan Karacsony 1945 (B)|
|2||Ray Collett 1884||0-1||Tom Barton 1909|
|3||Daniel Gliddon 1696||0-1||Michael Spurr 1860|
|4||Mark Smith, 1607||0-1||Jack Sheard 1856|
Commentary from Mark Murrell
Well done team a 4-0 clean sweep.
Still in with a chance of a promotion place depending on results elsewhere.
Played 20 April 2021
|1||Michael Spurr 1860 (W)||1-0||Ben Newton 1664 (B)|
|2||Jack Sheard 1856||0-1||Jack Mundy 1496|
|3||Peter Nickals 1606||1-0||Phillip Shaughnessy 1484|
|4||Colin Newton 1767||0-1||Sacha Torregrosa 1154|
All games were played: the penalty was incurred for an enforced late team change on Board 3, after the deadline.