It’s been a busy season so far. We gained several new players and as a result were able to enter an extra team, Gambit X, in division 2, replacing the withdrawn University 1 team.
Gambit 1 beat Grantham 1 last week to go 2nd on 8 points from 5 matches in division 1, behind Mansfield on ‘goal difference’.
Gambit 2 have picked up a win and a draw from their 5 matches and remain in the relegation places.
Gambit 3 have had a tremendous start to the season winning all 5 matches, and their two matches before Christmas are against the bottom two teams so they could be on maximum points at half way.
Gambit 4 had a win turned into a loss in their 1st match due to a board order mix-up but have won all 3 since and lie 2nd to their next opponents West Nottingham 3.
Gambit 5 have also had a decent start, lying 3rd in division 5, but Beeston are running away with the title.
Away from the league Florian came joint 1st in the Birmingham Rapidplay Major (u171) in October, his first event since coming to the UK, and has just come joint 3rd in the Major section of the British Rapidplay Championships.
As well as winning the club championship in May, Mike Barnes also won the club summer lightning competition in July and last season’s ECF graded Gambit Rapidplay Championship, which he leads this season after 3 rounds.