Ipswich A win Division 1

Although there’s still one match to play, Ipswich A, by beating Sudbury 3½-½ on Tuesday, have secured the Suffolk League Division 1 title.   With 25 points, they now stand 6½ points clear of the chasing pack, and cannot therefore be caught.   As a team, they have lost only five of the 36 games played.   Here’s the team, celebrating their victory (and that’s Michael’s second pint):

Amazingly, the four-man team of Les Jones, Steve Gregory, Shaun Munson and Michael Clapham has played in every game:

Board Name Grade Won Drawn Lost Points
1   Shaun Munson 206 6 3 0

2   Steve Gregory 174 4 2 3

3   Michael Clapham 158 6 2 1

4   Les Jones 148 3 5 1

Shaun Munson has a grading performance of 217 over the nine games.   Michael Clapham‘s wins include one by default.

Behind Ipswich A, there are three teams on 18½ points.   So for Manningtree, Ipswich C and Bury St Edmunds A, there’s still all to play for if they want to finish as runners-up.

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