Under 1850 Team in the ECF Counties Championship

 Staffordshire’s Under 1850 team's progress in this season’s championship came to a halt against a strong Yorkshire team at the Sheffield Chess Centre. Against a much more highly graded team we only managed one win and five draws, losing 12.5 to 3.5.

A late withdrawal due to illness caused captain, Peter Evans a scramble for players and he would like to thank the two debutants, Glen Clouds of Stafford and Mycle Scheuer of Fenton who stepped forward at short notice. Indeed, Glen was our sole victor.

Peter Evans would like to thank the all the players and drivers who participated in both this match and in the qualifying stages. The Staffordshire players represent the following clubs: Fenton, Alsager, Newcastle under Lyme, Stafford, Rugeley, Lichfield, Norton Canes and Brewood.

For the final scores you may check the LMS

Please read a witty account of proceedings from the perspective of Stafford Chess Club’s Ken McNulty.