|1||Michael Harris||2344||1 – 0||Malcolm Lightfoot||1892|
|2||Jaden Jermy||2076||1 – 0||John Feavyour||1844|
|3||Mark LeVine||2066||1/2–1/2||Sam Gaffney||1821|
|4||Jan Balogh||1995||1 – 0||Mike Usher||1784|
|5||John Adam||1887||1 – 0||Dominic Carter||1659|
|6||Laurie Pott||1838||1 – 0||Matthew Lawes-Wickwar||1650|
Saxmundham travelled to Bury on Thursday evening to take on the County’s biggest club over six boards in the Norfolk and Suffolk Cup. Bury fielded a hugely strong team, with their top board rating getting on for International Master strength and even their Board 6 was rated on a par with our second board.
Not surprisingly Bury won by a country mile, but Sam gained a very creditable draw on Board 3 to avoid the whitewash. The Sax players certainly put up a good fight and it was not as one-sided a match as the score would suggest. Matthew and Dominic resisted late into the evening, and Dominic could probably have won if he had had a little more time, instead of blundering at the end and having to resign to bring the match to an end.