|Duncan Chambers (w)||0||1||Tim Gollens|
|Les Day||1||0||Andrew Shaw|
|Eric Mckenna||0.5||0.5||Roy Evans|
|Robert Shaw||0||1||Barry Shaw|
|Jo Woollard||0||1||D Hill|
|Francesca Biggio||0||1||M Wilkes|
Nomads won the toss, and chose white on odd boards.
Robert emerged from the opening with a bishop and five pawns against a bishop and four pawns. After much manoeuvring, he miscalculated, ending up in this position:
Seeing no way to prevent his opponent forcing promotion, Robert resigned.
Eric’s game began well, but eventually deadlocked, ending in an agreed draw. Duncan went a pawn down, and never quite recovered. Francesca also lost material early on, and eventually resigned.
Jo maintained material parity, ending up with a queen, two rooks, and seven pawns against a queen, two rooks, a knight, and four pawns. However, he defended well, holding Jo at bay until her flag fell.
Meanwhile, Les emerged into a bishop and pawns endgame two pawns up, with a clear time advantage. Before long, his opponent resigned.