With the recent retirement from BT of Ed Kirkham, the last remaining link with Adastral Park was severed. Sadly, therefore, their chess club has had to fold.
But rather than lose all their members from Suffolk Chess, the good news is that most of their members have transferred to the Felixstowe club, effectively merging the two clubs. This has enabled Felixstowe to support two teams this coming season, one in Division 2 and one in Division 3. Each team will have a mix of Felixstowe and ex-Adastral players.
At a recent visit to the Royal British Legion, home of the Felixstowe club, several ex-Adastral members were present, including Ed Kirkham, Mark Weidman and Richard Doyle.