With a number of the Atticus 2 Squad unavailable Chris Wentworth and Steve Burge stepped in. It was also good to welcome back Brian Ewart to the team.

Unfortunately St Helens only had 3 players around to start the match, it turned out they were short of 2 players this meant St Helens Captain Gareth Ellis had to move up to board 2. With a full team this match could have been a lot closer.

On Board 1 Steve Kee seemed to under estimate his opponents opening and this gave Marek the advantage going into the middle game.

On Board 2  Andrej sacrificed a pawn for some good attacking options however Gareth found some good moves to keep the game fairly equal and might have missed an opportunity to turn the tables in his favour near the end.This proved to be a crucial result for Andrej and the team.

On Board 3 Tom Bimpson seemed to be on the defence for most of the game and had little opportunity as Dave Hill  slowly exerted the pressure and break Tom's fine 100% record.

On Board 4  Luke had a fine King side attack which produced a crushing victory.

On Board 5  Brian seemed to be under a lot of pressure from Steve Potter but eventually managed to turn the game around to his advantage.

Default wins for Chris and Steve on Board 6 and 7.

Atticus 2
161 5.0 : 2.0 St Helens 1 161
1
Kee, Steve
195
0-1
Mazek, Marek
186
2
Stancak, Andrej
193
1-0
Ellis, Gareth
139
3
Bimpson, Tom
173
0-1
Hill, David F
170
4
Boumphrey, Luke S
170
1-0
Dugdale, Tom
158
5
Ewart, Brian R
148
1-0
Potter, Steven
150
6
Wentworth, Chris
128
+/-
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7
Burge, Steve J
121
+/-
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