Ian was the first to finish, winning the exchange against Examiners' Rob McCorry, before a simple king and rook fork decided the game in Scorpions' favour.
The other three games lasted much longer. Shaun was up against the only International Master in the League, Richard Tozer. In an interesting rook and pawn ending, Richard eventually forced a pawn through, with Shaun a tempo behind.
Examiners' captain, 15-year old David Redman won a tricky ending against Tim Lunn, having a rook and pawn against Tim's bishop and pawn.
Finally, needing only a draw to secure the title, Steve Gregory and Akito Oyama eventually settled matters peacefully.
This was a special triumph for young David Redman, who has taken on the role of captain for the first time.