Facing Bury St Edmunds Scorpions last night, the Choristers fielded their strongest team, outgrading their opponents on three of the four boards. Choristers needed to win 4½-½ to climb above Linton in the final league table. That score would have placed them level with Linton, with an identical number of wins. But in this league there is a second tie-break based on the results between the two teams during the season. With a draw and a win behind them, Choristers would have triumphed had they won on three boards and drawn on one (remember, in the BACL there's a bonus point for a team win).
The Scorpions team included Shaun Munson and Ian Wallis, who play for Bury St Edmunds in this league. Linton owe them a drink or two, because Shaun drew (against IM Richard Tozer) and Ian beat Rob McCorry. The other two boards lost, making the final score 3½-1½ to Choristers, a point short of their target.
So, the Bury League Champions for 2012/13 are Linton A.
Left to right: Kevin Clark (191), David Coleman (202), Paul Kemp (188) and Norman Hutchinson (186).