Suspense. Suspense. News about the final results is finally trickling out of Barbados. IM Kevin Denny has clinched an unprecedented 13th title after beating NM Terry Farleyin a 39-move Rossolimo Sicilian. Farley, who battled for the lead throughout the tournament, hit a three-game losing skid to close out the tournament with 7½-3½. FM Delisle Warner, who was attempting to snatch a 2nd consecutive title, was in a serious fight with rapidly-improving junior, Martyn Del Castilho and had to settle for a draw. The defending champion finished in 2nd position with a sparkling 9-2 score, but never held the lead in the tournament. FM Philip Corbin's performance did not meet his standard, but he finished strong with four consecutive wins and with a 7½-3½ score.
Editor's Note: Thanks goes to IM Denny for a last round report and to Muralihar Areti and Allan Herbert for relaying the results, games and other information after each round.
IM Kevin Denny
FINAL: Denny, 10-1; Warner, 9-2; Corbin, Farley, 7½-3½; Alleyne, 7-3; Gilkes, 6-5; M. Del Castilho, 5½-5½; Daniel, 5-6, Yarde, 3½-7½; Herbert, 1½-9½; D. Del Castilho, 2-9; Earlam, 1½-9½;