|Nomads C||3.5||2.5||Clay Cross|
|Henry Withington (w)||1||0||DEFAULT|
|Steve Withington||0.5||0.5||Brian Lever|
|Duncan Chambers||0.5||0.5||Jerome Redhead|
|Keith Wicks||0||1||Frank Pearson|
|Ben Remy||0.5||0.5||Brian Redhead|
|Eric McKenna||1||0||Dudley Thorpe|
Henry’s opponent unfortunately got lost on his way to Nomads’ venue, but the point was gratefully received. After draws for Steve and Duncan, a quick loss for Keith and a nice win for Eric the scores stood 3 – 2. Everything depended on Ben Remy, who just needed to draw.
His game with Brian Redhead proved that chess can indeed be a spectator sport. After a frenzy of clock-bashing and flying pieces, with both clocks seconds from falling, a draw was agreed. And this was all Nomads needed to win the match.