Weekly roundup 10-17 April, 2017

A mixed week for Hackney teams in the London League as Bob Eames’ Div 1 team crashed 10.5-1.5 against the Grandmasters of the Universe (aka Wood Green) on Tuesday 11.4. The night before Peter Burgoyne led from the front as his relegation threatened Div 3 team upset the odds with a real fighting display against Battersea drawing 4.5-4.5 with Peter’s game adjourned. And the week before Mark Rivlin managed to press gang 10 strong players into action as the Div 2 team eased their relegation worries with a convincing 7.5-2.5 victory over Athenaeum. The same night, Chris Thorne played a lovely game to win as his Hackney Gorki team overcame Athenaeum in Div 6.