Littlethorpe 2 qualified for the Semi-final of the Chapman Cup last night.
We played six boards, at home, against an extremely strong Scraptoft Valley team.
With a 4.5 point bonus due to grade differences, we only needed 1 point from the six games to give us 5.5 of the available 10.5 points and win us the match.
Howard Phillips (119) 0 Alan Edwards (180) 1
Andy Johnson (117) 0 John Pattinson (132) 1
Mick Slater (75) 0 Mick Tate (131) 1
Lloyd Clarke (71) 0 Bob Collins (128) 1
Colin Ross (70) 1 Dave Pratt (109) 0
Ray Beach (68) 0 Mick Busby (94) 1
Outgraded on every board, we put in some good performances. Lloyd lost on time from what was at least a drawing position, and Howard, too, looked set for a draw.
In the semi-final we will be at home against Market Harborough on Tuesday, 5th August.
In the other semi, Littlethorpe 1 play away against Ashby.