Tuesday 26th saw the completion of both Summer Knockout competitions.
In the Open final, Harry won the toss for choice of white against Carmel but quickly lost a piece and faced imminent defeat and so resigned, leaving Carmel with yet another trophy to add to her collection, making it four trophies since rejoining the club in November. It bodes very well for the future of the club with these two rapidly improving while at the tender ages of 22 and 20 respectively.
The U1600 knockout final was contested by Julian Bulbeck and Andrew Crosby, where Julian had the upper hand with the white pieces and went on to put his name on the club’s “Honours List” as the winner of the first U1600 knockout. In doing so he joined his son (George) to become the first father and son to win club competitions in our short history !
There were half a dozen other games played in the club championships, with wins for Cyrus Pereira in div 1, Richard Fish and Chinenye Basil-Nwachuku in div 2, Mike Keenan and Jamie Roberts in div 3, while Neville Layhe and David Lambton shared a draw in div 1.
Next Tuesday, sees the start of the NSDCA League season with two derbies taking place where the C team play the D team in league div 2, and the E vs F teams in div 3.