Tod win is no surprise

second division leaders Todmorden A visited Hebden Bridge Chess Club at the Trades Club, Holme Street, on Monday for a match against the home club’s D team.

The visitors were at full strength, with a formidable line-up, and the result, a 4-1 win to Todmorden B, was no surprise.

The one bright spot for Hebden Bridge D’s young team was the continuing good form of their 17-year-old first board player, Robert Murray, who played a very sound game leading to a spectacular queen sacrifice in the endgame.

The individual results were: R. P. D. Murray 1, D. M. Innes 0; T. Whelan 0, C. Edwards 1; D. Crampton 0, P. Edwards 1; S. Leatherbarrow 0, P. Logan 1; H. Leatherbarrow 0, M. Huett 1.