Shield B team get off the mark, while David Hulme steals a lead in Summer Rapid-play

Wednesday night saw 14 members at the club with a mix of long play, rapid-play and friendly games taking place. In division 1 of the RP, David Hulme extended his lead with a further 2 wins from 4 games to take his tally to 8 pts from 14 games, while 2nd placed Simon Layhe sits on 5pts with 6 games in hand on David and Neville Layhe has 4/8 in 3rd place. The majority of players have only completed a couple of games so far and accordingly have great opportunity to catch the leaders with the tournament running until 31st December.

In the Long-play section, Nigel Gardner has made a superb start with a 100% score from his first 3 games. With the long-play sections running until 31st May 2019, there has only been a sparse number of games played to date.

Thursday night saw our B team travel to Stafford for a South Cheshire Shield match. It was not a good start as the team were trailing 2-0, with losses on boards 3 & 4, leaving Neville Layhe (bd 1) and David Hulme to try and salvage the B’s first point of the SCS campaign. David managed to claw a win, before Neville applied superb pressure to push for victory on top board and ensure the Bees get the first point of the SCS season.

Full details of the SCS league and the club’s Rapid-play and Long-play tournaments can be seen on the LMS and from the links on the right side of our home page.