On 15th February the Harvey Cup team went to the top of the table with one match to play by defeating Chislehurst by 3.5 to 2.5.
With Dave and Don winning and Dennis and Keith drawing we only needed a draw to win the match; Gary had a winning position, but was short of time, so forced a draw to close out the match.
A good win for the second team this week with 2.5 against Lewisham’s 1.5.
This win gives us 3 wins and 1 loss with 2 to play. At the end of January, we were in second place.
In what looks as though it’s going to be a very close run thing with BromleyBeckenham & Petts Wood (who we still have to play in the return matches) and ourselves still in the running to win the Metropolitan section of the division.
Leon Hopkins got the evening off well for us by winning on board 3 against Delroy Bennett who can be tricky player. The evening got better for us as Ian Reeves won against Marlon Stone. So we only needed a draw from our last 2 games which Ken Grist secured for us against Ian Moody. Dennis Halton fought hard game against Mike Knight and got down to an end game which he could have drawn at one stage but just lost under time pressure.