Half-season Round-up (Part 2)

The second division to complete its half-cycle is Division 3 of the Bury Area Chess League.

This is the current table:

Team Played Points
Newmarket Thoroughbreds 6 19½
Cambridge Gowns 6 15½
Stowmarket 6 15
Bury St Edmunds ‘F’ 6 14½
Linton Whites 6 14
Bury St Edmunds ‘E’ 6 12½
Bury St Edmunds Saffrons 6 7

Newmarket Thoroughbreds were apparently coasting along with five wins out of five, but came unstuck in their last match against Linton Whites.   Nevertheless, they reach the halfway point a full four points clear of their nearest rivals, Cambridge Gowns.

Players in this division are considerably lower-graded than in the other two divisions, with the highest-graded player to date being Fraser Jones (Newmarket) at 151.   The division is often considered a ‘nursery’ for up-and-coming juniors, and several from Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket have made a few apperances (Bury St Eds unless otherwise indicated):

Patrick Gembis    3½/5
Fraser Fallows    1/3
Anita Somton    ½/3
Sohan Gowda    2/2   (Stowmarket)
Emilia Jewell    1½/2
Alan John    1/2
Bethany Young    0/1   (Stowmarket)
Adam Illoul    0/1

The current individual leaders in this division are:

Adam Harvey (Bury St Edmunds)   4/4
Rob Scott (Newmarket)   4/6
Jeff Dahmer (Linton)   3½/4
Daniel Yarnton (Stowmarket)   3½/4

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