Bees go top; Wirral KO’d; and Es overtaken

Three matches this week, started with the B team hosting Alsager “A” in division 3, at the same time we had a seven board Wirral KO match at Buckley/Mold. Friday night saw our “E” team take on Cheddleton “H” in a division 5 top of the table clash.

The Bees flew to the top of division 3 table with a 3-1 win. Led by captain Rick Renegade’s success on bd 1, there were further wins by Doug Barnett and Harry Gardiner, both covering for usual team members involved in the Wirral KO match. The team now lead by 1 point from our own C team.

The Wirral team had a tough match and were outgraded on 6 of the 7 boards. Despite putting up a valiant fight we were beaten 5-2, with leading player Bart Fajfer our only victor as he kept up his superb 100% record in Wirral matches, with draws being earned by Chris Rhodes and Dave Price.

The E team faced Cheddleton H last night as both teams neared the 400 point team grade limit. See captain Nigel Gardner’s separate report for full details (to follow shortly)