With Julian Hodgson already certain to win the championship, the principal questions left to be answered were who would come second, and could Hodgson win his final game to set a new record score for the tournament.
Abe Yanofsky in 1953, and Jonathan Mestel and Nigel Short more recently, had all won the championship with 9 1/2 points from the 11 rounds, but Hodgson, with 9 out of 10, could overtake that mark with a final win over Adam Collinson. Hodgson complicated the game then sacrificed a rook to claim victory with a violent and swiftly decisive attack.
Andrew Martin shared second place with Jonathan Mestel.
Final leading scores: Hodgson 10; Mestel and Martin 8; Kumaran, Levitt and Hebden 7 1/2 ; Emms, Crouch, and Webster 7. Susan Arkell, who scored 6 points, won the women's championship.Reuse content