Online team battle
Devon juniors took part in an exciting all-comers team battle on Saturday 1st May on the lichess.org website, where we were outnumbered but not outclassed!
The teams from Devon, Berkshire, Hampshire and Dorset played for two hours. The lead swapped hands rapidly in the first period of the match (faster than a countefeit note, someone remarked), but after the first half-hour Devon had built up a commanding lead of over 10 points ahead of their closest rival. The scores for the top 6 players counted, so although other counties had longer team sheets, Devon's quick win rate pushed them ahead and kept them there for most of the remainder of the battle.
Final scores and individual results (and all games): https://lichess.org/tournament/ZhmQxxcI