For anyone interested, a visit to the Ipswich Chess Club tomorrow (Tuesday) should be worthwhile. The two top clubs in Suffolk, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, will be battling it out to see who qualifies to play the Norfolk winners (and current trophy holders) Norfolk & Norwich in the Final of the Norfolk & Suffolk Cup.
It is anticipated that several 200+ graded players will be on display.
Last year, Bury St Edmunds won, for the first time in many years, beating Ipswich on bottom board elimination after the scores were tied at 3 – 3. But they came a cropper against Norfolk & Norwich in the Final, despite having a considerable grading advantage.
This year the Final will be held in Suffolk (it alternates each year).
A full report on the match will appear late tomorrow evening.