Howell Wins British Champs

Howell Wins British Champs

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The 18 year-old David Howell (pictured) won the 2009 British Championships in Torquay with a score of 9/11.

It was a convincing victory in a tough competition, with the youngster finishing with seven wins and four draws.

A crucial draw with black against rival Simon Williams in round 8 and a thrilling win against 2008 champion Stuart Conquest in round 10 were highlights.

There's no time for Howell to rest on his laurels however, since he is now playing the the Staunton Memorial in London, in the UK v Netherlands match, alongside Championship absentees Nigel Short and Michael Adams.

Congratulations also to Jovanka Houska (pictured below) who successfully defended her title in the women's championship.

Jovanka Houska (both pictures from the official site)

The leading scores in the British Championship were:

Howell, David W L  2614 

Hebden, Mark  2468 

Williams, Simon K  2527 

Palliser, Richard JD  2413 

Conquest, Stuart  2572 

Gormally, Daniel  2490 


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