Peter Andrews (Kingston) v Ronald Harris (South Norwood)

Kingston 2 v South Norwood 2, Surrey League division 4, West Thornton Community Centre, 17 February 2022

Peter Andrews, making his league debut for Kingston, won a dramatic game on top board against South Norwood veteran Ron Harris, who sac’ed a piece early on and launched an all-out attack, blitzing out moves in an effort to unsettle the Kingston debutant. Andrews, though, remained cool under pressure, neutralising the Harris onslaught and securing the win that set Kingston on their way to a 4.5 to 1.5 victory. After the game, Andrews, a league player of 40 years’ standing despite being a new member at Kingston, pointed out that he had last played Harris in the 1985-86 season for Hendon v Mushrooms in the London League “when I was rated about 100 points higher and he was about 450 points higher!”