Huthwaite Wins Christmas 10 min Title

John Huthwaite completed a remarkable double by following up his win in the August pre-season 10 min h/cap event with 1st place in the Christmas 10 min h/cap event. Lying 2nd coming into the final round he was black against leader Drag Sudar and lost an exchange, however Drag managed to find the only move on the board that lost and John finished on 5/6. Drag and Keith ‘Grinder’ Roper came joint 2nd on 4.5 points. Mike Naylor picked up the slow starter prize (< 2pts after 1st 3 rounds) winning his last 3 games to finish on 4/6. Maggie Gretton caused the biggest upset by defeating Marc Subira. Scores:
5: John Huthwaite
4.5: Drag Sudar, Keith Roper
4: Mike Naylor, Mick Harper, Maggie Gretton
3.5: Graeme Jennings, Hamzah Ali, Andrew Thompson
3: Marc Subira, Derek Padvis
2.5: Peter Gorecka-Marshall, Alex Lake, Steve Luland, Gary Hopkinson
2: Alan Groves, Aiden Mosley, Geoff Smith
1.5: Brian Hayward
0: Ken Heath

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