Young chess champ dedicates win to his late mentor

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A YOUNG chess champion from Northampton has dedicated his latest accolade to his chess mentor who recently died.

Max Miller, aged seven, from Great Billing and a pupil at Great Houghton School, has jointly won the South of England Junior Chess Championships for his age group, which took place in Hampshire.

His father, David Miller, paid tribute to Tony Robson, of Chesspoints, who died aged 71 on January 11 this year, for his role in his son’s chess success.

He said: “Tony Robson was the driving force behind Chesspoints which took place all over Northampton and from which Max has benefited.

“He was Max’s mentor and was the one to first suggest that he entered and we want to dedicate this award to him.”

A service of thanks giving for Mr Robson will be held at All Saints’ Church, Northampton on Friday from 1.30pm