Carlisle 1 had a tense and exciting win against Keswick to progress to the semi final of the Whitaker Cup.
The grading handicap meant the Carlisle had to win by at least 3.5 to 0.5.
Robin Moss on board 1 drew his game against Neil Maxwell, which meant that all 3 of the other Carlisle players had to win.
Dave Sidddall and Alan Hiatt on boards 2 and 3 were the next games to finish. Both of them won to leave the team captain John Lydon to play the deciding game on board 4.
John Lydon had a near lost position and had a lot of difficult defending to do, before getting the upper hand and winning the game with only 1 minute and 40 seconds left on his clock against Robert Helps who still had 18 minutes left on his.
The 3.5 to 0.5 win minus the 2.5 handicap meant that Carlisle won 1.0 to 0.5 and they now progress to the semi final.
The Austins had a very narrow win against Haydon Bridge to continue their winning start to the new season.
George Glover, John Lydon and Bill Hardwick all Drew their games. Bill Burgess won his game to clinch the match.
Carlisle A went top of the Cumbria Open League with a 5 – 1 win against Penrith A.
Robin Moss and Dave Siddall both winning their games, Steve Barnes lost his game and board 4 was a walkover.
Well done A Team
Carlisle 3 lost against Ulverston in the Whitaker Cup
George Glover, Mike Byrne and Bill Henderson lost their game, Bill Hardwick won his.
Carlisle (Austins) got the South Tyne league under way with a good win against Corbridge (Monarchs).
George Glover drew his game on board 1, while Bill Burgess, John Lydon and Bill Hardwick all won their games on the other boards.
Carlisle 2 lost against Penrith 2 in the Whitaker Cup.
Phil Walters and Ian Mackay lost on boards 1 & 2, Bill Burgess won on board 3 and Alan Little drew his game on board 4.
The B Team had a good win against Keswick B, consisting of wins by Alan Hiatt and James Ovens, and drawn games by Ian Mackay and Dave Willey.
The A team continued their quest for a hat trick of title wins with a clean sweep against the C team, although it was closer than the result suggests.
Robin Moss, Stavros Karampatos, Steve Barnes and Paul Rivers all won against Mike Byrne, Bill Henderson, Bill Burgess and John Lydon respectively.
The C team suffered a heavy defeat away to Keswick A.
Dave Willey drew his game, Alan Hiatt and Alan Little lost theirs and a Board 4 was defaulted.
All 3 Carlisle teams were in Cumbria League action today.
The A team had a winning start to begin their defence of their crown.
They won a tight game against Keswick. Robin Moss, Stavros Karampatos and Bill Henderson all drew their games, and Captain Paul Rivers won his game to clinch the match.
The B team had a very bad result with Phil Walters, Alan Hiatt, Dave Willey and James Ovens all losing against Penrith A.
The C team also took a serious beating against Barrow with George Glover, Mike Byrne and Alan Little losing their games, while Bill Burgess drew his.
John Lydon’s Carlisle 1 team won the Whitaker Cup match against Penrith 1.
Dave Siddall on Board 1 drew against Dave McMath
Alan Hiatt on Board 2 lost against Eggert
John Lydon on Board 3 won against Andy McAtear
Dave Willey on Board 4 won against Gerry Rowan
Carlisle B got their season of to a great start win a 5.5 0.5 win against a strong Maryport side.
Dave Siddall, Phil Walters and Ian Mackay won on the top 3 boards against very good opponents.
Alan Hiatt drew his game.