Richmond D (last year’s Richmond C, but as Richmond D gained promotion the teams have swapped names) opened their campaign back on 1 October at home to a higher graded team from Harrow. (This was, in effect, last season’s Harrow B, but as Harrow A withdrew from the league it’s now the only Harrow team. I do hope you’re paying attention and keeping up with all this.)
|1||Alex Shard 142||½:½||Mary Deans 129|
|2||Omar Anbargi 108||0:1||David Wray 121|
|3||Richard Sleep –||1:0||Alan Marshall 120|
|4||Laurie Catling 90||½:½||David Stott 116|
|5||George Dokic 87||½:½||Phil Humphry 108|
|6||Jim Anandajeyarajah 81||0:1||Jennifer Goldsmith 97|
An excellent performance, but not quite enough for a result. Richard’s comeback continued with another win, while there were creditable draws for Laurie and George against stronger opposition, along with another half point from Alex.