Lots of News this Week
New Member - John Belli
A warm welcome to our latest new member - John Belli. John used to play for the Islington Club (many years ago, he says), and has now retired to Devon.
On Wednesday, the Division 3 team beat Torquay 1½ - 2½. Detailed results and a match report are available here. The Division 3 table now stands as follows.
This means that one drawn match from our last two matches (against Teignmouth and TBGS) would be enough to secure us the Division 3 title. However if we lose both these matches, Torquay could still overhaul us on "goal difference" - so no champagne yet.
On Thursday, the Division 2 team lost ½ - 3½ at home to Teignmouth in a mach where we were outgraded by the massive margin of 518 to 428. Details and a match report can be viewed here. As a result, the Division 2 table now looks like this:
In the Dunleavy League, David Archer maintained his 100% record since joining the club with a win over Tony Collins.
The two Homan League games played on Thursday both featured remarkable displays of generosity. First, Phil - in a position which he considered to be utterly hopeless and in which subsequent computer analysis assesses Cliff's advantage as +8.25 - was offered a draw by Cliff. Needless to say, Phil accepted with alacrity as well as astonishment. Then, Dennis resigned against Ben in a position which was far, far from lost. The milk of human kindness was truly overflowing in Kingsbridge that evening.
AGM and Minutes of Committee Meeting
A reminder that the AGM will take place on Thursday 30th April. After the AGM itself, Steve Levy has kindly (been) volunteered to play a "simul" against all-comers. It should be a very enjoyable evening.
The minutes of last September's AGM, and of the Committee Meeting held on 18th December, are available in a folder for all club members to peruse on club nights.