Two new Club Champions

The final rounds were played this evening at the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club in the Club Championship and the Girls’ Championship.

The winner of the Club Championship was 12-year old Alan John (pictured left), who beat Daniel Garcia-Leon in a nail-biting finish.   After three rounds, Daniel had led with three wins, whilst Alan was half a point behind.   But it was Alan who prevailed, in a game that lasted an hour and a half.

Four players were joint runners-up on three points: Alwin Jose, Daniel Garcia-Leon and brothers Mario and Aaron Saenz de Villaverde.

The Girls’ Championship, with 12 entrants, was won by Bethany Young, who beat Liya Baby in a play-off, with both players having scored a maximum three points out of three.  

Both Champions will receive engraved trophies at the annual club prizegiving next Friday.

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