The 8 Teams of Christmas… pt IV

“On the fourth day of Christmas, HammerChess gave to me…”

… London League 5, by Robin Lee

December brings us Yuletide and groaning sideboards of food and liquids, also (groan) a recap of London League 5 matches.

In summary, we have Lost 1 and Drawn 2 – not exactly championship form.

Our leaders so far are Nadhmi (1W), Dipender (1W) and John R (1W).

Draws so far from Brian, David and Nick.

Bringing up the rear, myself and Gokhan have hit a slump – myself with 3 losses in a row, and Gokhan with 2.

So, in a less than spectacular showing so far this season, one luminary moment comes to mind, when Nadhmi took down a veteran of Kings Head, and a ray of light appeared over the chaos of battle – Turner’s Quillebeuf at the Mouth of the Seine springs to mind.

Quillebeuf, Mouth of the Seine – J.M.W. Turner

The remainder of the season in 2018 shows some interesting opponents ahead. I’m hoping we can see the return of our top players from last year including, but not limited to, Nadhmi, Gokhan, Dipender, and proven stalwarts like Chris Moore who have yet to debut this season. We also hope for a return to form in general!

In summary – Div 5, a tough, competitive league, not for the faint of heart.



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