Anyway, I'm still awaiting the full line-up of most of the groups, but the A grade is fine. It's very strong - too strong for me, I failed to qualify for the first time in many years.
Dive v Wastney postponed due to both players slugging it out in Baku, but here are the other A grade results:
Croad, Nic 1-0 Timergazi, Layla
Forster, Bill 1/2-1/2 Pomeroy, Arthur
Ker, Anthony 1-0 Nyberg, Michael
Nijman, Brian 1-0 Jackson, Ross
Many thanks to Bill for providing some extremely entertaining notes to his escape against Arthur