Photography by Imran Munir Mydin, J Social 6.1
On Thursday 21st January, the
second round of Radley’s inter-social chess commenced, with C Social facing off
against G and B playing a very strong F Social side. The matches started at
9:10pm, after a debrief of the rules by Mr Mosedale. The games took a long time
to get going, with some very conservative chess being played; but the action
heated up when F Social’s Shell, Harry Glassey defeated Freddie Barlow of B. Christoph Wallendahl made it 2-0 to F, but William Beukers
dethroned the much older 6.2 of F, Mr. Hobhouse. There was to be more drama for
this tight match as the captain of F Social, 6.1 Oliver Martyn-Hemphill was
defeated by Benedict Yorston, much to the surprise of the confident skipper.
Dunhill-Turner wrapped up the win for F Social with a classy performance in
which he had three ways in which he could check-mate Ed Fitzalan-Howard and
secured a great 3-2 victory to F. Mr Scott-Malden says he expects great things
from his very young chess side and thinks they will do well next year.
This left us with
the other match between C and G and this was one for the history books. It
started off well when Irons of G beat Aemil Sobhan of C. James Sloan made it
1-1 with a win against fellow 6.1 Lysander Sandberg. 6.1 Jack Elvin was beaten
by the G Social Remove, A. Tufnell. Harry Ward made it 2-2 and put the game
down to a decider between the two titans of the chess world, Messes Orekeke and
Marlar. As the game went past one hour, both JMS and TCJ came along to support
their Socials. This game was long and took the best part of one hour
thirty-five minutes and with the game going down to the wire, Somto kept his
cool to secure a 3-2 victory for G: much to the delight of Mr Jackson who
consoled a disappointed Mr Sparks.
Thanks to Mr
Mosedale and all the staff present for a great night’s chess.
Report by Charles Henry, E Social 6.1