The final of the club championship was between two players taking part in the event for the first time - Eldar and Nathan. During the game both players held the advantage at different stages but Eldar managed to win - maintaining his unbeaten season.
In the game (shown below) Black obtained a strong, probably winning, advantage in the opening but White slowly equalised as the game went on. Two inaccurate moves by Black let White go into a won endgame. Black made winning the endgame tricky but accurate play from White avoided any chance of Black snatching the draw.
The top 8 in the club championship were (19 players took part):
|1st||Eldar Lachinov (ungraded)|
|2nd||Nathan Barnes (ungraded)|
|3rd||Mark Johnson (49)|
|4th||Brian Remmer (109)|
|5th||Martin Harris (139)|
|6th=||Phil Daley (124)|
|6th=||Pete Smith (122)|
|8th||John Duff-Cole (90)|