|St Helens A||V||Culcheth A|
|Mark Ellis||0-1||Marek Mazek|
|Dave Hill||0.5-0.5||Jonathan Smith|
|Tom Dugdale||0.5-0.5||Damian McCarthy|
|Barry Groves||0-1||Iain Johnson|
|Steve Potter||0-1||Tom Vout|
|Keith Lyon||0-1||Steve Cole|
|Final Score||1-5||Culcheth White on odd boards|
Match Report “By Captain Iain Johnson,”
Culcheth-Lymm headed to a new venue in St Helens to play the Peninsula cup final. Captain Johnson won the toss and chose White on odd boards.
With usual stars Marek and Jonathan on top boards inform player Damian gained promotion to board 3. The old stalwarts Iain and Tom were on 4 and 5 with magician Steve, following great wins against Jonathan Smith and Tom Dugdale providing a strong board 6.
With the unenviable task of playing black against Dave Hill , Jonathan held firm against the English and finished first with a good draw.
Marek produced another masterclass against Mark Ellis in an exciting battle to give Culcheth-Lymm the lead.
and after Damian agreed a draw with Tom Dugdale in a decent position but low on time it was left to the rear gunners to finish the job.
Iain beat old foe Barry Groves after a few scares
then Steve gained revenge against Keith Lyon and Tom did a typical Tom and beat Steve Potter in an interesting endgame to give the away team a 5-1 victory. Open top bus celebrations to come!