Sudbury Chess Club, one of the smaller clubs in the Suffolk League, has won the League Cup following their convincing win over Ipswich B on Tuesday. Played over two rapidplay games for each player, the League Cup featured five teams (two from Ipswich, plus Manningtree, Clacton and Sudbury). Sudbury won three matches and lost one, gaining a total of 20½ game points, three more than runners-up Ipswich (incidentally the only team to beat Sudbury).
In the final match, Sudbury beat Ipswich B 7 – 1, with Rob Sanders scoring 1½ against Tim Lunn, Vivian Woodward winning both games against a currently out-of-form Silas Peck, Jakob Tulic scoring 1½ points against Alex Sheerin, and Philip Chapman winning both games against Mike Spalding. Despite being outgraded (569 to 553) the winning margin was exceptional.
Over the eight games played in the whole competition, captain Rob Sanders on top board for Sudbury remained unbeaten, with three wins and five draws.