Such a complicated game in the penultimate round. It was just a question of who made the last error and it was my opponent who imploded. Final round pairings are Bowmer(5) v James(5), Bimpson(4.5) v Jackson(4.5) and Habershon(4.5) v Jones(4.5). Chris Jones is a new young whippersnapper at a mere 65. There are seven players on 4, including the top-rated Chris Shephard, FM David Friedgood, Mike Surtees and David Anderton. I wouldn’t be surprised if the leaders agree a draw to guarantee first place. If that happens then they could be joined by two others. However, the top board may turn into a real game and one of them could win outright with 6 pts.