Congratulations to Manningtree Chess Club, who have won the Under 145 Cup for this season! They accumulated 8 points from their three matches, narrowly leading runners-up Bury St Edmunds, who scored 7½ points.
Manningtree’s top scorer was Dave Welsh, on 2/3, with John McAllister on 1½ (three draws) and Jim Buis, 1½/2. Manningtree used a total of six players across the three matches.
Other team scores were Ipswich – 5½ and Felixstowe – 3.
The 145 Cup was first competed for in 1999, when it was won by Ipswich. The trophy has been won four times by Ipswich, three times by Bury Cannons, Hadleigh and Adastral Park (all three clubs no longer exist!); twice by Saxmundham and once by Woodbridge School.