|Nomads D||3 1/2||2 1/2||Ravenfield Bishops|
|John Woollard (w)||1/2||1/2||Tom Gollens|
|Les Day||0||1||Andrew Shaw|
|Eric McKenna||1/2||1/2||Brian England|
|Jo Woollard||1/2||1/2||Barry Shaw|
|Robert Shaw||1||0||Roy Evans|
|Robert Nield||1||0||Martin Wilkes|
Robert Nield castled kingside, establishing a solid defensive position, then swapped down to knight, bishop and six pawns against two knights and four pawns, a slight material advantage, but sufficient to force mate.
Robert Shaw lost material to a fork early on, but then won a rook with a knight fork, leaving him slightly ahead. Once it became clear he couldn’t be prevented from swapping down to a won endgame, his opponent resigned.
Jo and her opponent began by swapping off the light-squared bishops. Exchanges of knights and queens soon followed. After much manoeuvring the game deadlocked. Eric also began with an early queen exchange. With neither player able to gain a clear material advantage this game too deadlocked.
Les castled queenside. In a complicated position he missed a pin, and was mated. Afterwards, he said he’d just been outplayed.
John emerged from the middle game with a rook and three pawns against a rook and four pawns, a slight disadvantage, but not enough to force a win. Instead, a draw was agreed.