This week the A team beat Wethersfield (4-0) in the 3rd round of the plate competition. Matt Stemp won as a result of strong play following his speculative piece sacrifice that resulted in a dangerous position (for both players). Wethersfield defaulted on board 2. Aleksander Orava and Mike Wagstaff had fairly comfortable matches on boards 3 and 4. The semi-final of the plate competition will be in early January.
|NECL Knockout - Plate|
|1||b||Matt Stemp (e165)||1||0||Stefaan Van Poucke (148)||w|
|2||w||Nathan Barnes (146)||1||0||Default||b|
|3||b||Aleksander Orava (e155)||1||0||Ron Vallance (83)||w|
|4||w||Mike Wagstaff (147)||1||0||Sid McDonald (79)||b|
The D team remain top of Division 3 despite being beaten for the first time this season. On board 4, Shazia Jaufarally came the closest to winning - Ed and Mark were also involved in close matches - but eventually the grammar school won the match 4-0.
|NECL Division 3|
|1||b||Mohammud Jaufarally (e100)||0||1||Gorak Rajesh (163)||w|
|2||w||Ed Goodman (71)||0||1||Shivan Harani (102)||b|
|3||b||Mark Johnson (69)||0||1||Peter Harris (69)||w|
|4||w||Shazia Jaufarally (e55)||0||1||Lakindu Peries (80)||b|