Our 2nd team gained an unlikely point against last season’s champions Mansfield. Graeme & Steve got excellent draws against Jon Tait & Jim Burnett. John S went a pawn up v Kev Simpson but was unable to convert it to a win and drew. Drag went a pawn down and could not cope with Pete Ackley’s superior technique. Onos, although a pawn down, controlled the board and later won a piece v Janos Wagenbach. Mansfield have dropped 5 points (3 of them to the two Gambit teams) so it’s highly unlikely they will be able to catch Grantham 1 who had won all 5 matches so far.
Our 5th team continued their good season with a 2.5 – 1.5 win at University 2. There were wins by Maggie and Ken against K Kurralla and A Berman and a draw from Mick v Bernado Pincheira. Ronnie was unable to maintain his 100% winning record this season, losing to E Everitt. The LMC has decided that their match v EMCA 2, which they won by default in October, must be played at a later date after a successful appeal by EMCA.