Division B - Bury & Rochdale League
After the setback of an early exit from the B Division Knockout against talented youngsters in December, Bury's team came out fighting in the New Year. However three draws left Richard Bohm needing a draw in a game in which he was well placed to win on time, though a pawn down in the endgame. However Richard made an illegal move giving his opponent an extra two minutes and consequently enough time to win the game. Bury however could secure second place in their final match away to Tameside B.