In the Bury Area League, the Roger Goldsmith competition is split into two divisions, with Division 1 having a maximum team grade of 580 and Division 2 a maximum of 450. Games are played at normal time limits. There are five teams in Division 1 and four in Division 2.
After the round-robin matches (four rounds in Division 1; three in Division 2), the top two teams in each division play each other again in the Final. The table-topping team has the benefit of a home venue.
The two matches, both taking place on Thursday 1 May, are:
Division 1 – Bury St Edmunds Abbey v Cambridge Masters
Division 2 – Bury St Edmunds Cathedral v Linton Lions