The annual Clacton Chess Club Handicap Tournament has been won jointly by Philip Hutchings and Andrew Salmon, who both scored 4½ points out of six. 14 members entered.
Andrew beat Philip in Round 4, but also had three draws, against Mike Coughtrey, John Lambert and Peter Keffler. Philip also drew with Mike Coughtrey, who finished equal third on 4 points, together with John Lambert.
Other scores were:
3½ pts – Martin Alvin, Peter Keffler, Melvin Steele, David Welsh
3 pts – Dave Pearce (from four games)
2 pts – Alan Story, Nigel Lake, David Brown
1 pt – Andrew Todd
0 pts – John Rowe (from two games)
Following the Club’s AGM, the two winners played a joint Simul against ten other members. They scored 6½ points.
News from other Clubs will be welcomed.