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.