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Regional Board CompetitionLast Tuesday was the Final of the LRHB KO competition in which Winwick played Rainhill. The match was unusual in that it was agreed to let the score stand as the result of our second league match with Rainhill as well - two games in one. It was further spiced in that Eric Bromley (hereinafter referred to as the Accused), who had already played very successfully for Winwick this season, was playing top board for our opponents by virtue of the fact that he recently obtained the top Psychology post there. Congratulations, incidentally. Broadgreen offered their services as host for the match, and looked after us very well indeed. With the score at 1½ each (L. Bayliss 1, J. Jolley ½ and M. Price, who stepped in at very short notice, 0) both J. Minshull and R. Bruton had won games for Winwick. Bruton offered a draw in order to preserve his opponent's very fine unbeaten record this season, only to discover that Dr. T. McLeod had made himself feel terrible by achieving stalemate on Bd. 3. Which made the match score 2½ each. A rather strained atmosphere was relieved when it was agreed that the Board Elimination Rule must apply to break the tie. Under this rule the bottom board score is discounted, and as Rainhill had won on this board Winwick took the match. Justice, we think, was done in a very hard-fought match, and it remains only to compliment Rainhill on their sturdy, and almost successful, resistance.
P.S. Although Winwick are LRHB KO Champions, it is not yet clear whether we will also win the League Competition, although a clean sweep is very much on the cards.