16 October 2019
Our top Arjay team have passed the first challenge in their quest to defend their Arjay knockout Cup title.
Paul Johnson, Paul May and Siefaldin Holi brushed aside a Rose Forgrove team to win by 2½ points to ½. But a quick caution against over-optimism: it was only Forgrove’s no 3 team. Sterner tests are still to come.
Our 2nd and 3rd teams did not fare so well. Team 2 lost by the same margin that Team 1 won – Bob Maltby scoring the consolation draw. Team 3 did a shade better, despite being outgraded by over 30 points at each of the 3 boards. They managed 2 draws against their Alwoodley opponents but the team still lost by 2 points to 1.
So Team 1 sail on to the next stage of the Arjay Cup. While the Arjay Plate beckons for Teams 2 and 3.