CONTACT No 35 - Spring 1964
Inter-Departmental Tournament for the "Silver Rook" Trophy
Optimistically, the Bank entered two teams for this season's tournament, but holidays and shortage of time before the final date for the preliminary round resulted in our having to withdraw the "B" team; the Quantity Surveyors Department therefore claimed the game by default.
The first draw for our "A" team was against the Transport Department "B" team, and once again they kindly came to our rescue with accommodation and boards. The match was played in congenial surroundings with very friendly opposition (the lady team-member is now engaged but still plays!) and with sympathy we had to register a 4 - nil victory. On this happy occasion the Bank team consisted of Messrs. J Britten, C Addis, N Worwood (substitute for K Parkes, who was unavailable) and P Aston.
From this win we passed on to the semi-final against none other than the Town Clerk's Department "A" team, the present holders. The Bank's team was as before except that Keith Parkes was able to resume his place after a period of sick-leave; the formidable opposition consisted of Mr Peter Gibbs of Championship class, Mr Rembges and Mr Jones, both stolid and extremely "useful" players, and Mr Kinder (a blind player of no mean skill). Peter Aston had already avowed his willingness to battle against the "giant" Mr Gibbs, but his gameness was no match for such devastating play, and the first board fell to Town Clerks. Our remaining three members played good games with many hopeful periods, but their opponents played better, it seems, and it was our turn to taste defeat --------------- 4 - nil!!
Again thanks to the team for their dogged support, also to those who were always willing to play if called upon. (In case anyone has missed the familiar names of H Powell, J Cox, and R Wozencroft, their service to the "Guild" has cut their leisure time to such an extent that a much enjoyed pastime has to be sacrificed -------------------------- non-members of Nalgo please note!)