THIS WEEK IN 1983: Youngsters win national chess title

Thursday, 19th April 2018, 7:00 am

The county’s under-18 team took the national title after they squeezed in by the narrowest of margins to justify the faith of organisers Pat McEvoy and Terry Hollington

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It was they who, in 1979, made the controversial decision to build a team for the future.

Out went some of the county’s best players and in came juniors who were expected to peak in 1983.