Two matches were played this week, another two matches next week. The B and C teams both won 3.5-0.5, against Wethersfield and Chelmsford C respectively. The results mean that the C team still have promotion from Division 3 in their own hands and, if the A team and Maldon B slip up, the B team could still win Division 2.
|NECL Division 3|
|Brd||Col||CHELMSFORD C||Result||COLCHESTER C||Col|
|1||b||John Constantine (125)||½||½||Martin Harris (121)||w|
|2||w||Peter Brander (110)||0||1||Pete Smith (119)||b|
|3||b||Trevor Dickerson (122)||0||1||Brian Remmer (109)||w|
|4||w||Trevor Adams (89)||0||1||John Duff-Cole (87)||b|
|NECL Division 2|
|1||w||Stefaan Van Poucke (149)||0||1||Alex Orava (148)||b|
|2||b||Bill Norman (128)||½||½||Mike Wagstaff (148)||w|
|3||w||Ron Vallance (87)||0||1||Svein Kjenner (e139)||b|
|4||b||Sid MacDonald (78)||0||1||Mark Johnson (71)||w|
Below is Svein's win from the match against Wethersfield, annotations by the winner. A bishop sacrifice leads to an exposed king and a quick win.