2001-2002

Table

Insce

Comm

Banks

Legal

Points

Games

Insurance

9

11

9

3

29

Commercial

7

12

8

27

Banks

5

3

11½

1

19½

Legal

7

8

½

16½

Commercial laid down a marker for the Silver Knight, beating Banks 12-3 in the opening fixture. Defending Champions, Insurance, couldn’t quite match this, scoring 11-5 against a short-handed Banks side. Banks’ reaction to these two heavy defeats was to take it out on Legal, trouncing them 11½-1½.

Insurance next found Legal accommodating, but mostly for providing the venue when a problem arose with the booking of Insurance’s home venue. In battle, Legal put up stiff resistance and ran the Insurance men close. Although appearing the underdogs on paper, the Legal men punched above their weight and it was with a certain amount of relief to Insurance that they came out on top by 9-7 in a tense finish.

So the crunch match would once again be Commercial-Insurance. Commercial still had a game in hand, so to make sure, Insurance needed to win, whereas the draw would favour Commercial, as would a Commercial win. Both sides were well-represented in the showdown on 16th April and Insurance prevailed by 9-7 to retain the Bronowski Trophy.

Then Commercial made sure of 2nd place with a draw against Legal who were thus condemned to the wooden spoon.

Banks v Legal

Played 12th February 2002

Banks

v

Legal

Rob Willmoth

1-0

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Ian Heppell

1-0

Howard Mather

Chris Tandy

1-0

Steven Walsh

Robert Thomas

1-0

J Griffiths

David Lean

½-½

Daavid Auger

Colin Howe

1-0

Malcolm Mourant

Peter Andrews

1-0

Daniel Tunkel

David Tidmarsh

0-1

P Dodd

John Regrutto

1-0

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Rod Wigbout

1-0

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Dave Chambers

1-0

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John Skipworth

1-0

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Martin Lake

1-0

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11½-1½

13 boards contested.

Legal v Commercial

Played 30th April 2002, at 222 Gray’s Inn Road.

Legal

v

Commercial

Andrew Whiteley (B)

½-½

 Ben Spink (W)

Steven Walsh

0-1

 Robin Haldane

Malcolm Groom

1-0

Nigel Holroyd

John Lawrence

1-0

 Peter Jaszkiwskyj

Andrew McGuinness

0-1

 Stephen MacDonald-Ross

Justin Stephenson

0-1

 Tony Harvey

Steven Coles

½-½

 Steve Berkley

Howard Mather

1-0

Brian J Smith

Jon Griffiths

1-0

Guy Batchelor

Malcolm Mourant

0-1

Steven Barr

Richard Fidler

0-1

 Mike Wickham

Paul Dodd

1-0

Martin Baker

Philippe Ruttley

0-1

George Monk

Daniel Tunkel

0-1

Finlay Moreland

Craig Averch

1-0

D Garth Wayte

Ron Monk

1-0

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8-8

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