There have been a number of excellent results for the club in recent matches. The C team drew 2-2 with Clacton A, despite being out-graded on every board. Felix Schnell won on board 1 with Clive Bellinger and Phil Daley drawing on boards 2 and 4.
The D team went one better with a 2.5-1.5 win against Braintree C even though they were out-graded by more than 30 points on every board. Adrian Catrinar won his first graded game, Brian Remmer won on board 1 and John Duff-Cole sealed the team win with a draw on board 2.
The A team have reached the final of the knockout with a comprehensive 3.5-0.5 win in the quarter-final against Witham A and then drawing 2-2 with Brentwood A in the semi-final but progressing due to wins on boards 2 and 3 from Norbert Voelker and Nathan Barnes. Brentwood A fielded the league's only International Master (Richard Pert) on board 1. The final will be against Writtle A whose semi-final opponents (Braintree B) defaulted 4-0.
Perhaps most surprisingly, the B team beat regular Division 1 winners Writtle A 3-1 with wins for Nathan, Svein Kjenner and Felix on the top three boards. The key parts of Felix's and Nathan's wins from this match are shown below.
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