Badgers land Knockout blow

NCA Division 5 winners, Newcastle University were Forest Hall Badgers’ tough opponents in the first round of the Summer Knockout competition. The Newcastle Uni team out-graded the Forest Hall team by 6429 – 6195 rating points. However, hard fought wins by Morgan, Hanif and Reese made sure of the victory for the Badgers. The final score was a convincing 5½ – 1 scoreline in favour of the Badgers.

This was the final position in Reese Wright’s game. Reese, playing on board 3 for the Badgers, checkmated white’s king which was stuck in the middle of the board.