After the success at Hartlepool, Hawick has given me a harsh chess reality check.
I played two poor games in the opening rounds, losing to a well-found combination after just handful of moves in round 1, and then swinging an endgame win in round 2, but only after having a lost position earlier in the game.
In round 3, the game appeared to be going well, and I was looking forward to crowning a strong attacking position, when I suddenly realised there was no good defence to a simple counter-threat by my opponent.
I ended up withdrawing from the tournament, something I haven't done for many years. I'll post some of the games later.