Congratulations to Jarek Czyz who managed to clinch our 8-Round Swiss RP on Wednesday night. On another busy night at the Mals Club we had nearly 30 members taking part in Rounds 7 & 8, including several newcomers. Jarek started the final evening of the event in the joint lead on 5/6, and fortune smiled a little as the other joint leader was unable to attend. However with Karl Lockett and Lukasz Michalek in contention on 4.5 pts, nothing could be taken for granted. As Lukasz held Jarek to a draw and Karl winning in Round 7, Jarek and Karl now shared the lead on 5.5/7, with Martin Burns and Harry Gardiner a mere half point behind.
The final round pairings saw Jarek paired with David Hulme, as he had already played the other contenders, Harry with Karl and Martin with Lukasz. Jarek was too good for David and secured the trophy with a win. Harry and Martin had to settle for runners-up spots after successes in the final round left them on 6pts each at the end of the tournament.
This week sees the start of the South Cheshire Summer League with both of our teams playing away from home at Fenton and Kidsgrove respectively. Wednesday night will see some more games in our Winter Events which are moving towards their conclusion.