British Over 65 round 6

Brian Valentine lost on top board to De Coverly, who is thus guaranteed at least a share of the title. The tournament, like the British Championship proper, has been plagued by withdrawals. 21 entered the O-65 and top seed G H James had a fall at home and never started. For the last round the withdrawals now have reached 10, including the original 4/4 leader Oliver Jackson who then lost two games in a row. This has opened up the podium to Brian Valentine and me. Top board pairings for the final round (7):

Stimpson (3.5)   De Coverly (5.5)

Bray (3.5)           Myall (4.5)

Valentine (4)     Habershon (3.5)

Jackson (4) has withdrawn

Prizes: 1st £240  2nd £120  3rd £60

I’m sure you will have seen that Andrew Ledger has a great chance to win the British – joint leader with Pert on 6/8 and playing a sub-2300 in the last round.