A flurry of tournament games last night answers a number of questions (and asked a few more) about the final standings for the divisions.
In division 1, Steve L drew with Alex, leaving him at the top of the pile but Marc is still in with a shout, only half a point behind. Each have one game to play, against the same player – Richard B.
Mike’s loss against Nick leaves him in a shaky spot but he can still survive if he beats Alex and Steve P beats Nick in their final games. If Mike draws with Alex, they will both go down unless Steve P beats Nick when Mike and Nick will face the drop. If Alex beats Mike, the loser of Steve P v Nick will be doomed – something like that anyway!? (I can’t find scenarios where Richard, Paul or Qais go down, even though I have tried quite hard)
John’s win against Peter in division 2 appears to leave Richard M and Robert as the top two, although illness and absence complicate things a little.
Toby’s win over Ben would seem to leave him and Nigel W as the top 2 in division 3 but again, illness and absence may have a role to play.
Good luck to all (well some of you anyway) in your final endeavours!