It’s been a busy 7 days for the club, starting with a promotional display at Nantwich’s town centre last Saturday with several new potential members attending the Mals on Wednesday 6th July.
Tuesday night saw us involved in a Triangular Rapidplay match with Wallasey and Chester, taking part at the Town Crier Hotel in Chester. There were 8 boards per team, with each player having one game against each of the other teams and having one game with white and black. It could not have been closer at the end of the 1st round as all three clubs had scored 4 out of 8. However our Rapidplay experience was probably the deciding factor as we managed to dominate the 2nd round scoring 7 pts out of 8, and emerge as the clear winners with a score of 11/16, with Chester scoring 7pts and Wallasey 6pts. Below is a link to the score for the 3 matches involved.
Wednesday night saw our two teams go head to head in the Summer League – the South Cheshire Shield (SCS). Both captains generously dropped themselves to allow others to play, and the match ended in a 2-2 draw with wins for Karl Lockett and Nigel Gardner for the “A” team, with Pawel Stanny and Matthew Dean being successful for the “B” team. The B team currently sit top of the SCS, but with only one game to go look likely to be overtaken by favourites Alsager who have a game in hand trailing by just one point.