"Division 3 appears to be wide-open with few points separating the top and bottom teams. Felixstowe has had some disappointing results, compared to last year’s opening campaign. We were top of the league (well Division 3 anyway!) until just before Christmas 2012. But this season has seen results not going as well, despite the arrival of our new strongest player – see later. The highlight of our season so far was our home clash with Clacton, who, on paper, brought the strongest team we have yet faced at Felixstowe. We won 3½ - ½, by far our best result for a long while.
The arrival of Phil Hopkins has strengthened the team, taking over Board 1 responsibility; he has a 100% record from that pinnacle.
We are currently the holders of the u125 Cup. We are through to the final of that competition again, awaiting the victors of the Ipswich v Clacton tie. We are also in the u145 Cup, although our grades are lowly (three of us are u100). We are still ‘alive’ having drawn 2-2 against Manningtree, and wait to play Ipswich (as are Manningtree) in this ‘three-cornered’ all play all tournament."