|Nomads D||2½||3½||Woodseats B|
|Keith Wicks (b)||0.5||0.5||Steve Moon|
|Eric McKenna||0.5||0.5||Brendan Ashmore|
|Robert Shaw||0||1||Dave Cook|
|Jo Woollard||1||0||Michael Mullin|
|Sam Humphrey||0||1||David Margenson|
|Ashley Rogers||0||1||Martyn Edwards|
Keith was the first to finish. When Steve accidentally touched his own queen, forcing him to lose it, Keith sportingly offered him a draw instead. Eric played the English Opening, leading a deadlocked position, and a second draw.
After much manoeuvring, Ashley was checkmated while Sam’s opponent forced promotion. However, Jo had a strong queenside attack which culminated in mate, with her queen on f7, supported by a pawn.
Early on, Robert traded his queen for a rook and knight rather than losing an whole piece, but blundered away his own knight. Fortunately, he somehow managed to regain a rook, leaving him level on material. After swapping down to a pawn-only endgame, both players promoted on move 40. Robert had a pawn advantage, and a few more minutes on the clock, but didn’t feel this was enough to win, so a draw was agreed.