Last season’s eight-board Suffolk correspondence team finished in mid-table after an excellent start. Games that continued a long time tended to be lost for the Suffolk players.
This season, the following eight players form the Suffolk team:
Board 1: Ian Wallis
Board 2: Bob Jones
Board 3: Silas Peck
Board 4: Phil Revell
Board 5: Kevin Greenacre
Board 6: Jim Buis (captain)
Board 7: Bob Stephens
Board 8: Jakob Tulic
Each team member plays two games against the same opponent, as White and Black. All games are played on the ICCF Chess Server. Games can therefore be played quite quickly, provided both players respond promptly to the emails they receive when their opponents make a move. In days gone by, postal chess could last several years!
This year’s event started on 1 November and although no Suffolk games have been completed yet, several look to be nearing completion (including mine!)
There will be an update on progress in the competition early in the New Year.