23 January 2019
Round 2 of the Appleby competition (for individuals graded under 135) did not go well for Limewood members. All but one were facing adverse grade gaps averaging over 30 points. Just to add to problems, one member was held up by airline bad weather delays while flying back from the Continent and was defaulted while still trying to reach the venue.
The end result: Limewooders 1, Others 4.
There were better tidings from the parallel Ellis (open) competition taking place in the Rose Forgrove bunker at Oakwood. Both Limewood members there won their games – Paul May beating Andy Ross and Tom Leah beating Peter Braham.