Congratulations to Marek Soszynski for winning the inaugural SCCC Online Championship with a score of 26 points from 8 games. Commiserations to Peter Oliver and Larry Hayden who finished second and third respectively.
As I have no official prize to award, Marek will just have to revel in the respect and admiration of his peers. Now that the club is tentatively open, perhaps you could buy him his favourite tipple of Newcastle Brown Ale if you see him!
Over 20 games were played between members in the championship, but it is perhaps telling that I stopped receiving any results right around the time Minworth Club and Lodge re-opened! Clearly our members have been yearning for the return of OTB chess and (hopefully) this means I will be out of a job!
Stay safe, I hope to see you all after I’ve had my second jab!
Neil – SCCC Online Director