Divisions 1 and 2 of the 4NCL played this weekend at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport.
In Division 1, FM Alan Merry scored 1½/2, playing on Board 4 for Barbican 1. IM Justin Tan also scored 1½/2 on Board 2 for Oxford 1 and IM Dagne Ciuksyte scored ½/2 on Board 8 for Guildford 1.
Meanwhile, the Anglian Avengers team, in Division 2, included five Suffolk players:
Andy Lewis – 2
Ed Player – 1½
Graham Moore – ½
Steve Gregory – ½
Alex Sheerin – 1
This was Alex’s first outing for the Anglian Avengers first team, and he didn’t disappoint, beating an 1890-rated player in the second game today.
Anglian Avengers won both their matches: 4½-3½ against Hackney 1, and 6½-1½ against CSC Dragons. They now lead Pool B with seven match points (out of a possible 8). They still have to play the third and fourth-placed teams, who stand just behind on 6 points.