Chess Club seals county title

ROYSTON Chess Club has retained the Herts County League championship. And it was a comfortable campaign for Royston. The team picked up 21 points from a possible 24, to leave the opposition trailing. And the club, bolstered by the return of International

ROYSTON Chess Club has retained the Herts County League championship.

And it was a comfortable campaign for Royston.

The team picked up 21 points from a possible 24, to leave the opposition trailing.

And the club, bolstered by the return of International Master Lorin d'Costa, secured another league title with two matches to spare.


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An unbeaten d'Costa and Norman Hutchinson helped see off nearest rivals Watford and Hertford.

Ben Morgan, Kevin Clark and Paul Kemp also played an important part in Royston's victory.

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However, the club's second team were not so fortunate, as they failed to secure promotion.

But the third and fourth teams managed their highest league positions in recent years.

n The club ends its season on Monday with a handicap tournament at Royston Town Hall at 7.45pm.

Competitors are welcome.

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