A much weakened Mercian side made the second journey of the season to the Bowman and still picked up the valuable point needed for promotion. Jon H lost with the white pieces on two but John P recovered from last week to even things up. Dave W was a B+N for R up but missed a Q fork and could only manage a draw. With the other boards all drawn a 3-3 result was just the ticket for Merica. Next up Mutual Circle at home in two weeks. Here is the matchcard.