Congratulations to the White Rose Team which has won promotion to Division 1 for next years 4 Nations Chess League (in the UK). The Yorkshire based team (hence the name) is managed by my PNG Olympiad team mate Rupert Jones. They lead division 2 from Day 1, and despite a hiccup on the final weekend against Pride & Prejudice, won the division by 2 clear points (Match points were the scoring system).
Here is a game from one of the lower boards which saw a very early Bc4 against the Sicilian, and ended with a very early mate.
Adams,D (2203) - Franklin,S (2001) [B50]
4NCL/Div2/WRO vs. BARY Wokefield Park ENG (5.7), 12.01.2008
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.e5 dxe5 5.Nxe5 e6 6.Qe2 Bd6 7.f4 0-0 8.b3 Qc7 9.Bb2 Nd5 10.g3 Nc6 11.Nxc6 Qxc6 12.Rf1 b6 13.Nc3 Bb7 14.0-0-0 a6 15.Ne4 Be7 (D)
16.f5 b5 17.f6 bxc4 18.Qg4 Nxf6 19.Nxf6+ Bxf6 20.Bxf6 g6 21.Qg5 1-0