Suffolk Under 160s recorded two match draws today (8 – 8), against Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.
In the morning match, against Cambridgeshire, ten of the sixteen boards were drawn, with wins for Kevin Greenacre, Bob Jones and Laureano Garcia. In the afternoon, against Hertfordshire, Suffolk needed just half a point from the last two games to finish, but sadly lost both. Kevin and Laureano both won again. Other winners in the afternoon were Ed Kirkham, Mike Taylor and Anita Somton.
In the other morning match, Norfolk beat Herts 9½ – 6½ and in the afternoon, Cambridgeshire beat Norfolk 9 – 7.
So after the first rounds of matches, Cambridgeshire lead the league table with three points, closely followed by Suffolk and Norfolk on two points, with Hertfordshire on one point.
The next Under 160 matches take place on Sunday 1 February.
The top boards of the Suffolk team: Malcolm Lightfoot, Ed Kirkham and Martin Fogg – all unbeaten today (five draws!)