Well done to Cambourne who secured their first championship with a match to spare, winning by a comfortable margin. King's took second place and St Faith's finished third. Thank you to all children, parents and coaches who make the CCC possible. Hopefully normality will resume next season.
Cambourne have pretty much sewn up the title with emphatic victories today. St Faith's will have a tough job catching King's, who look odds-on to claim second place. The weirdest CCC season ever concludes next month.
The crunch title decider went Cambourne's way, as they defeated King's to open up a surely unassailable 6.5 point lead with just four matches left. But, in chess anything can happen, so they won't be celebrating yet.
It has also been confirmed that the two remaining events in January and February will by played on the Lichess website due to COVID restrictions.
Our online chess matches are now a well-oiled machine. We are close to the halfway point in the season and Cambourne have extended their lead over King's to 2.5 points with 7 matches left to play. The next games are in just three weeks' time.
Unwilling to let COVID-19 wreck our chess season, we started as planned today, playing the first three rounds of matches online. It was a great success with considerably more games of chess being played than when we meet over the board. Cambourne have taken an early lead with perennial title contenders King's Cambridge hot on their heels.