Thursday, 10 May 2012

4NCL - Final

In what wasn't a huge surprise to the bookmakers, Wood Green Hilsmark I finished a clear first in the 2011-2012 4NCL. They won all 7 of their matches, and finished on 14 match points, 5 points clear of second place Guildford I. In third place was White Rose, the Yorkshire based team, managed by PBG Olympiad player FM Rupert Jones. The is was a particularly good result for White Rose, and given that the 3 matches they lost all finished 3.5-4.5, means they were a lot closer to finishing first or second than the scoreboard might show. Apart from their third place finish, they also achieved the only GM norm of the competition, which was scored by IM Richard Palliser.

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