|Darnall||3 1/2||2 1/2||Nomads D|
|Danny Dawson||1||0||Les Day (w)|
|Craig Chatterton||1/2||1/2||Eric McKenna|
|Robert Black||1/2||1/2||Jo Woollard|
|Harry Feather||1/2||1/2||Robert Shaw|
|Bob Lindsay||0||1||Gordon Shaw|
|Joel Fair||1||0||Sam Humphrey|
Robert won a rook for a knight early on, but then had to trade a rook for a bishop to prevent his queen being trapped, leaving Robert just one pawn up. After some manoeuvring a draw was agreed in this position, with white to move.
Later, Harry Feather checked this position with an online chess engine, which confirmed it was a draw.
Les and his opponent both castled kingside, then traded off queens and minor pieces, leaving Les five pawns down in a rook endgame so he resigned.
Jo and her opponent began by trading knights. Further exchanges followed, leaving them in a deadlocked position. Eric’s game also quickly deadlocked, giving another draw.
Sam and his opponent both castled kingside. After trading off the minor pieces Sam emerged into the endgame with a queen and four pawns against two rooks and six pawns, a small material advantage, but enough for Joel to force a win.