14 December 2017
Team A celebrated the approach of Xmas with a draw against the top team in Division 2. There were draws from Paul Johnson, Paul May and Robert Moneagle and a win from Bob Maltby, giving a match score of 2½ : 2½ against a strong squad from Rose Forgrove B. At the midpoint of the season the team remains in 2nd place in the league table one point behind Rose Forgrove.
In Division 3 Limewood B lost 1½ :3½ to Rose Forgrove E who leapfrog them in the league table as a result. The team’s score came from a win by Eric Brodie and a draw from Philip May. Limewood C faced the Division 3 leaders, Pudsey B, in a seriously unequal contest (average grade difference of 47 on the top 4 boards). Despite spirited performances the final score was 4 : 1 the wrong way.
We welcomed 2 newcomers to our teams: Herbert Lockwood and Rodney Mitchison. We look forward to them playing many more games for us.
Happy Xmas to everyone! See you all in the New Year!