Eighteen players turned out for the latest club rapidplay on Bank Holiday Monday.
Rapid play is the fast version of the game, with the typical game here lasting 15-20 minutes against the clock. Patrick Donovan, playing his first competitive games for more than a year, was clear winner, scoring 6½ points from his seven games.
Rasa Norinkeviciute was runner up on 5, pipping Conrado Quintos on tie-break. Category prizes were won by Mason Woodhams on 3½ and by Joe Sharp on 3.
The annual friendly match against Wanstead & Woodford was played last Sunday, with the visitors running out victors by 7½ to 5½. Robert Smart and George Jelliss were our only winners, although there were a lot of drawn games, seven in all, recorded by messrs Willson (Ollie), Elliston, Brooks, Blewitt, Cosens, Lucas and Power. Messrs Quintos, Hossack, Houghton and Oakman failed to trouble the scorers.