Two Bury St Edmunds teams are fighting to stay in Division 1 of the Bury Area Chess League.
With just one match each to play, there’s one point between the bottom three teams: Bury Scarabs (18½ points), Ely Beet Bishops (18) and Bury Cobras (17½).
Scarabs play their final match tomorrow, when they have to play the League Champions, Cambridge Examiners. If they can score 1½ points, they will survive relegation.
Then the following Thursday, Cobras entertain Ely in what is likely to be the ‘crunch’ match. Cobras need to win to guarantee their survival, whilst a poor Scarabs result tomorrow and, say, a draw between Cobras and Ely, could mean that Scarabs would be relegated. It’s all too close for comfort!