Pete Harrison, John Manger, Mike Cowley and recruited from Heathcote 2, Bill Roberts took on the might of Ashby 3.
Paul Gibson, Lawrence Hayden, John Howlett and Nick Wild.
Pete went a piece ahead very early in the game but Paul brought the game even in material and they had a good close game with Pete eventually winning. John played a cautious game against Lawrence and they agreed a draw. Mike kept his head down as usual to have a win against John Howlett and Bill went a piece up in his game with good pawn support and a passed pawn won the game.