Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Ipswich D gain promotion to Division 1

This evening saw Ipswich D beat Stowmarket 2½-1½ to be certain of being Division 2 Champions.   Two members of their regular team (Andrew Shephard and Les Jones) were unavailable, but replacements Kevin Greenacre and Roger Holt both drew their games, as did Martin Tomes.   Captain Alonso Paez was the only winner on Board 4.

This means that next season there will be four Ipswich teams in Division 1, alongside two from Bury St Edmunds and one from Manningtree.   Relegated Saxmundham A will play in Division 2.

Division 3 is still not decided, as Ipswich F failed to gain the four points they needed this evening.   Bury St Edmunds D now need three points from their final match on Thursday to win the division.

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