The annual Ipswich Chess Club Championship is fought over six rounds. Members generally arrange to play their matches at the Club on Tuesday evenings when they don’t have a league match. It’s a tribute to the Club that 19 members entered and that most of the games were played. There were a few defaults, but not many.
Although graded third, Tim Lunn shot down his first five opponents, including the two players graded higher than him, before agreeing to a draw in the final round to ensure the title.
Although most results followed the grades, there were some interesting individual performances. 11-year old Alex Sheerin (3 points) recorded a grading performance of 130, which included a win over Andrew Shephard (136). And Martin Tomes achieved a draw against Kevin Greenacre, graded 27 points higher than him.
The leading final scores were:
So, congratulations to Tim Lunn, pictured here away from the chessboard with his wife Adele and baby Sophia (now aged three).