The top two Divisions of the 4NCL kicked off at the West
Bromwich Moat House on the weekend of November 23rd and 24th.
In Division 1, red-hot favourites Wood Green 1 are off to a flying start with
two 7-1 victories. Their formidable team, headed by world ranked number 4
Michael Adams, saw off the challenges of South West Dragons and Wood Greenís
own second team. Indeed in this second round match, it looked at one point as
if an 8-0 whitewash was on the cards.
Barbican-4NCL 1 can also be delighted with their weekendís work. They managed
to pull off a big surprise with a narrow win over the much-fancied Guildford-ADC
1 outfit. Barbicanís two weekend victories mean that their third round match
up against Wood Green 1 in the January weekend will be a crunch encounter.
Also successful were Division 1 debutants Perceptron Youth and newly sponsored
Betsson.com, both now standing just half a point behind the leading two teams.
Division 2 saw a lot of very tight matches and there is an early logjam at the
top of the table. The leaders are Guildford-ADC 2 and last seasonís Division 3
champs, Warwickshire Select. They are closely followed by North West Eagles 1
and Numerica 3Cs 1.
The next 4NCL weekend will see all 4 Divisions competing at Telford on January
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