Pontefract far too good for bottom team

Adam Routledge got back to winning ways.
Adam Routledge got back to winning ways.
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Pontefract boosted their chances of avoiding relegation from Yorkshire Chess League Division Two by thrashing bottom team Bradford B 7-1.

Adam Routledge got back to winning ways by gaining a knight with a pawn fork on queen and knight which resulted in his opponent resigning.

Colin Procter, with some smart play, won a bishop and rook and ultimately the game.

Bill Pinder lost a rook for a bishop pin but with a knight fork he won a pawn and rook which gave him a clear win.

Mike Farley arrived late due to traffic but made up for lost time by finishing off his opponent with a rook-bishop combination on king.

Steve Parker, with his king under attack from three pieces, managed to reverse the situation to win the game.

Peter Cooper used Dutch defence and then a good king side attack to force mate. Roy Thomas gained an early pawn but his opponent hit back to gain a draw

Norman Carr had his opponent’s king in all sorts of trouble but the Bradford player managed to salvage a draw.

YORKSHIRE CHESS LEAGUE DIVISION 2 POSITIONS: Bradford Central played 9, won 9, points 18; York RI B 9-8-16; Sheffield C 9-5-11; Wakefield A 9-4-10; Rose Forgrove B 9-4-10; Hull DCA B 8-4-9; Calderdale B 9-3-8; Sheffield D 9-4-8; Pontefract 9-3-6; Harrogate B 9-1-5; Dewsbury 8-1-3; Bradford B 9-1-2.