(This article should have been posted yesterday - sorry!)
Ten Clubs entered the Intermediate section of the National Club Championship, for which the controller is SCCA Competitions Secretary Mike McNaughton. Saxmundham Chess Club is the only club from Suffolk that has entered. In the first round they were paired against the 2012 champions Bishop's Stortford. They came away with an excellent 3 - 1 win!
You can view full details on the ECF page here.
Two of the remaining five clubs now have to play a preliminary round, to determine the four which are to compete in the semi-finals. Saxmundham have managed to miss the preliminary round and will now face either Maidstone or Wanstead and Woodford in the semis. If the latter club wins, Saxmundham will be at home; if Maidstone win they will have to play away.
Good luck to the team, which consists of John Feavyour, Malcolm Lightfoot, Arthur McCormick and Andrew Paige.