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Final Rounds

posted May 1, 2017, 8:50 AM by Phil Morgan   [ updated May 1, 2017, 11:09 AM ]
Rounds 9-11 were played over the May Day Bank Holiday week-end. This was a successful week-end for each of our teams.

AB 1  

In Round 9 AB1 went down by the narrowest margin to Manx Liberty, a team including a G.M. and 2 I.M.s. Despite losses to the titled players, Derek Jarvis drew on Board 4 and there were wins for Alex Combie and David Levens.

In Round 10 AB1 comfortably defeated Holmes Chappell 4.5- 1.5 with wins for Paul Madden, Derek Jarvis, Somton Ukken and Steve Burke.

In Round 11 AB1 also comfortably beat Jorvik 4.5- 1.5 with wins for Bao Dong on his debut, Jonah Willow, John Garnett and Steve Burke and a draw for Richard Truman. This was probably the team's best win of the season. I love the idea of the alliance of Ashfield , Breadsall and friends defeating a medieval kingdom. If this in our power, what need have we to fear the foes of today?


Round 9 saw a win over '3 Cs 3', aided by 2 defaults. Maurice Hill was the sole OTB winner with a draw for Neil Graham.

In Round 10 AB2 defeated Manchester Manticores 4 by 3.5- 2.5. David Levens and Anita Somton won and there were draws  for Dave Flynn, Maurice Hill and Neil Graham.

By virtue of these 2 wins the team faced the powerful Manx Liberty team in Round 11. They were defeated  5.5- 0.5, with Neil Graham claiming his third draw of the week-end.

After the stuttering shows at Bolton, our teams finished the season in good heart.