Nottinghamshire Minor Team beat Staffordshire in Counties Semi

In a hard fought contest, Notts beat Staffs 8.5 - 7.5 to reach the Counties Final.

Alex Posazhennikov was again on Board 1 for the team. This time he was up against IM Lawrence Cooper. Needing a draw to help secure victory, he did just that.

Mark Kenyon was also part of the winning team.

For full results, see the Notts Association website.

Best of luck to the team in the final!

In other county news, the U160 team were beaten by Manchester 10-6 and so are out of the competition, but the other three sections, U100, U120 and U140 all progressed to the next stage.

Alan Kenyon and Robert Willoughby both won as Notts U140 beat Staffs 10.5-5.5, and Simon Scott contributed to the U120 victory over Warwickshire.