|Saxmundham||½ – 3½||Manningtree|
|1||Mike Usher||1797||0 – 1||Robert Stephens||1712|
|2||Matthew Lawes-Wickwar||1675||0 – 1||Simon Webber||1700|
|3||Hugo Brown||1332||0 – 1||John McAllister||1659|
|4||Lee Osmon||1328||½ – ½||Adrian Sanderson||1497|
The Under-1800 Cup is proving to be a graveyard for the club, which is anchored to the bottom of the table after a thrashing from visitors Manningtree. Lee saved the whitewash with a solid draw, but Hugo lost in short order and Matthew let slip a winning endgame. On top board, although Mike lasted 52 moves, he was effectively lost after 14 moves when he played two moves ‘the wrong way round’ which just blundered a pawn and ruined his position.