History repeats as Malpas triumphs over Welsh again

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Malpas & Whitchurch are Division 2 Champions of the Chester & District Chess League and will accept promotion to Division 1.

They sealed the win with a 3.5-1.5 away win against Wrexham 2 in their final match of the season on Tuesday April 19.

Although they lost on top board, Peter Lovatt, Dave Bennion and Graham Ives won on boards 3,4 and 5 respectively, while Charles Lowick Higgie drew on 2.

They played their final Wirral League Chess match of the 2015-6 season a week later, losing 3-2 away to gives Atticus (from Liverpool), who took the runner-up spot in Division 2 and Malpas & Whitchurch finish third.

The Malpas & Whitchurch wins came on the top two boards with wins by Peter Lovatt and Charles Lowick Higgie, who gets the prize of "Division 2 Player of the Season"!

Peter Lovatt Peter (husband of former Malpas Parish Council Chair, Cathy Reynolds) went undefeated in league games, in both leagues.

They would like to thank The Sandstone at Broxton for hosting home matches and The Old School Tea Rooms in Malpas for hosting practice sessions.

Next season they hope to start a third team. Anyone interested in playing, either socially or in a team, please contact charles.higgie@btinternet.com or ☎ 01948 860083 or ☎ 07981074373.

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