MARCH 23: Bognor/Chichester beat Portsmouth B 3.5-1.5 to secure a place in the Cole Cup Plate final. Details: 1. V. Chirimbu 1 -0 R. Lukoshius; 2. I. Matthew 0-1 J. Wilson; 3. K. Sullivan 0-1 L. Osiyemi; 4. S. Russell 1/2 M. Plumb; 5. P. Eyles 0-1 M. Spence.
MARCH 22: Bognor/Chichester C had a convincing 4-1 victory at Fareham D in division 3, leaving them well on course for the title. Captain Mike Spence reports: Peter had a very close equal end game against a junior but managed to win a rook pawn ending with only seconds to spare. Alex had a very convincing mate. Mike went a piece up to a blunder early on then returned the favour later, but got the better of an equal end game. Ian went down to a very strong opponent who managed to get a passed pawn in the centre of a muddled position. Warwick built up a solid position to outplay his opponent in the middle end game. As always, the match was much closer than the result suggests, particularly on boards 1 and 3. Details: M Hamilton 0 P Dallas 1; D Anderson 0 A Miller 1; A Krajewski 0 M Spence 1; B Chant 1 I Richardson 0; A Thomas 0 W Turner 1.
A Team Div 1 Div 1 table
B Team Div 2 Div 2 table
C Team Div 3 Div 3 table
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Rolandas Lukoshius (right, with chairman Bill Partridge, far right, at last year's annual meeting) has retained his club championship title.
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