More from the Seniors

There were only 20 competitors this year, probably because of insufficient publicity and doubts about the weather. Oliver Jackson and Alan Barton were the joint leaders after 4 rounds, but Oliver defeated Alan with black in round 5 (he was a little surprised that Alan did not offer him an early draw so that they would both be guaranteed a share of first place). So Oliver is the 3rd English Senior Champion with a score of 4.5/5, and Alan, Norman and Richard Beach shared second place with 3.5 points (Richard had a lucky win against the webmaster’s namesake, Andrew Walker, in the last round). Paul Habershon and Roger Scowen came joint fifth with 3 points

Richard Beach, Alan Barton and Norman Hutchinson