Here's the final mid-season summary, for Suffolk League Division 1.
Unfortunately, postponements have given the league table an unbalanced look. Only three of the six teams have played all five games, and Ipswich C have played only three.
So, for what it's worth, here is the current table:
|Bury St Edmunds A||5||11|
|Bury St Edmunds B||5||10|
So the two Bury St Edmunds teams top the table, but it's easy to see that Ipswich C could easily jump into the lead if they win their outstanding matches.
Most matches have been closely fought, showing how little there is between the six teams. Until 11 December, the largest win was 3 - 1.
Individually the leader is Ed Player, on 3½/4. He is followed by Nick Savage on 4/5, Keith Woodcock (3/4) and John Peters (4/6).
There has been an excellent response to Dave Green's recent article. If you would like to contribute to the debate, please click on the 'comment' link from that page.
From tomorrow, Christmas Eve, there will be a series of Christmas puzzles. This will continue every day until Sunday 29 December, at which point I will be disappearing for a week's holiday!