The MCC beat the National Liberal Club at Lord’s in the Cup 4.5-2.5
1 W Keith Richardson 0.5-0.5 Nick Kirby
2 Bk Ed Goodall 1-0 Ben Widdicombe
3 W Nick Collacott 1-0 Gordon Hamme
4 Bk Peter Rust 1-0 Wolfgang Schady
5 W Henry Blank 0-1 Keith Edwards
6 Bk Geoff Dawson 0-1 Mehul Trivedi
7 W Nick Clark 1-0 Nadim Osseiran
The RAC hosted another successful speed chess tournament last night.
The evening ended in a three-way tie for first place between the RAC A team, the MCC A team, and the Chelsea Arts Club.
Chelsea Arts Club, Marylebone Cricket Club (A), Royal Automobile Club (A) 10 points each
Oxford & Cambridge (A) 7 ½ points
Marylebone Cricket Club (B) Royal Automobile Club (B) 6 ½ points each
Reform 5 ½ points
Hurlingham 3 ½ points
East India/Oriental/RAC Clubs 3 points
Athenaeum 2 ½ points
Royal Automobile Club (C) 1 ½ points
Oxford & Cambridge (B) ½ point
The photo below features the winning captains from right to left Chris Waites (MCC), Mike Ratcliffe (Chelsea Arts), Stephen Meyler (RAC), and Chelsea Arts board 1 GM Julian Hodgson.
The photo below demonstrates the strength of the tournament’s competitors and the good spirit of the evening.Richard Black (CAC) and Roger Emerson (RAC) look on all smiles whilst GM Julian Hodgson (CAC) shakes hands with IM Nigel Povah (RAC).