|Manningtree B||2 – 2||Saxmundham A|
|1||Rod Saines||1850||½ – ½||Simon Wilks||1936|
|2||Robert Stephens||1735||½ – ½||Malcolm Lightfoot||1896|
|3||Simon Webber||1689||1 – 0||Sam Gaffney||1833|
|4||John Price||1545||0 – 1||Mike Usher||1773|
Despite being much stronger on paper, Sax A struggled against a plucky Manningtree team. Simon and Malcolm were never in trouble but couldn’t find a breakthrough. Sam was winning his game quite comfortably but then inexplicably fell into a mate. Mike evened the scores by piling the pressure onto his opponent until he eventually cracked.