Surprise leader

It is always nice when a newcomer starts to make an impression after a bad start.

Ray Sawyer had played a lot of computer chess when he joined this season and it showed when he played his first game and rattled off 60 moves in an hour- and duly lost.

Once he realised he needed to slow down everything changed. He lost his second match but has since reeled off four wins which has taken him to equal top of the club;’s ladder board which only recognises wins, not draws.