Round 7 Kingston
Gordon Lyall takes out the Kingston Memorial trophy with a round to spare and gets to hang on to the distinctive clock trophy for another year.
Match of the night was Guy Burns and John Eccles. After a close match, with both in time trouble in a knight v bishop end game and pawns of both sides of the board, it was Guy whose flag fell first. They both now share second place with Stewart, who lost to Ross, who moves to third place half a point behind. With no fewer than five players in contention for second place, next week’s final round match-ups promise for a good night of chess.
All results and standings here.
Junior Club resumes next week after the school holidays, starting at 6:30.