Monday 16th January – Meir were happy to play over 5 board against Crewe E. But our team prove too strong with Phil finishing first agreeing a draw on board 4. Another draw was soon agreed by Matthew on board 5 and good wins followed from Doug and the James. With the match already secured everyone was watching Dave Price on board 1 who had a superb win against Meir’s highest rated player (1822).
Wed 18th January – F team clinched a close match with Cheddleton D. Tom Smith made his league debut, becoming the club’s 42nd member to represent the club the NSDCA season and gaining an important draw on board 1. Youngster Oskar Jarzynski put the Fs in a strong position with a sound display to win on board 2, after George Jellis’s experience got the better of one of the Chedd juniors. With the match secured, Chedd’s other junior Charlie Swinson played an excellent endgame to win on board 4. It was great to see 3 of the 8 players in the match were under age 15, which bodes well for the future.