Four Wins and a Funeral
Yeah! Huzzah! Yippee! Our team managed to promote to the 3rd league of the Swiss Team Championship. I must admit that this was a bit lucky and a crazy story. As runner-up of our group we had the honor to play against a group winner. Our opponents had to forfeit board 6 because a strong player had died some days before and they had no reserve. I was playing board 5 against their team captain and had won a pawn in a better position when his cellphone rang. So according to FIDE rule he lost immediately. Our boards 1 and 2 were lost, but we had two more wins. But all this would not have been sufficient to play in 3rd league next year because another team of our club was in danger to be relegated. In this case our promotion would have served to form a new 3rd league team. But our 3rd league team defended well against relegation with a clear win. So our dream has come true: We'll be playing 3rd league next year, struggling against strong opponents and against relegation.