There were two matches last week (ending 31st Jan) for the club. Tuesday night the division 5 leaders (F team) made the short journey to Alsager while on Wednesday the Bees hosted title chasing Macclesfield.
The F team’s exploits can be read under Nigel’s Match Report Section.
The B team faced a tough challenge against Macclesfield with both teams within 1 point of each other on a total grade basis. As your reporter arrived about one hour into the match, Rick “the grenade” Renegade had set off the early explosives and the Bees were 1-0 up already, before “steady eddy” Neville Layhe secured a draw to keep us in the ascendancy. On board 2 Karl Lockett was a pawn down but with opposite colour bishops the draw was always the favourite result and so this transpired. Skipper Simon Layhe held a solid draw with black on board 3. The winning hit came from Bart Fajfer on top board to underline his grade advantage and ensure the team climbed the table with a final result of 3.5-1.5.
The Bees next match is against table toppers Cheddleton B.