Wednesday 8 July 2015

Bill Armstrong Retains British Visually Impaired Championship

Many congratulations to Bill Armstrong on successfully retaining his British Visually Impaired title. This tournament is held every two years. I'm about a month late in reporting this but I've only just found out about it so apologies all round.
Bill first won the championship in 1983 and had to wait a further 30 years before repeating his feat in 2013.
Having waited so long, two victories have now come along in quick succession, latterly in the 2015 tournament at Morecambe with a score of six out of seven.
Bill dropped only a half point in the first six rounds, so the final round was a formality, because he led by a clear point and was certain to win any tie-break. He secured the title with a draw in that last round.