The U120 team beat SCCU champions-elect 8-4 on Saturday, and although finishing fourth, have managed to secure an ECF nomination due to Kent not accepting their nomination. As a result Herts have a clean sweep of county teams, with all 3 teams entering making it through to the national stages.
Our top 4 boards won ( Keith, Richard, Steve and Graham ) as did Alex on board 9 and Mark (Duggin) won by default ( no show by Middx player ) on board 7. We had 4 draws by Tim ( board 4), John ( 10 ). Alan (11) and Arthur on 12. We had 2 losses only by Terry on 5 and Mark (Lynch) on 8 but both those matches were close.
We thus won with 6 wins, 2 draws with only 2 losses. The gradings were very close of both teams and to my knowledge Middx did not play a weakened team but selected a team with the intent of beating us.
A tremendous result for the whole team as we are now in the ECF Final knockout rounds with every chance of progressing further providing we can garnish one of our best teams for the first knock out round.