Tuesday, 25 August 2015

   The Steve Boniface Memorial/Bristol Summer Congress was held from Aug 21st-23rd at Bristol Grammar School in the very heart of Bristol.  There were 78 entries in 3 sections.  As usual, catering was from Rosie from Hereford.  Free parking and local hotels make this event convenient for players.
   (Upcoming dates at the same venue Nov 27-29,  Feb 26-28)

  FIDE Open

   The Open section was won by third seed Carl Bicknell, a local player, with an impressive 5/5.

    But the surprise of the Open was Roger Pearce (ECF155) who was only one point away from being eligible to play in the Major.  He started with 3/3!!- beating the top 2 seeds along the way.

  The grading prize was won by Juan Fernandez, from Santandar in northern Spain.  He combined an English holiday around his chess weekend in Bristol

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  1.    3  Bicknell, Carl               19w1  17b1  30w1   7b1  26w1    1  5.0
  2.    1  Beaumont, Chris R            16b1  12w1  26b0   5w1  21b1   -1  4.0
        4  Jones, Steven A              21b0  29w1  23b1  30w1   8b1   -1  4.0
  4.    7  Martin, Lewis                   =  20w1  25b1   3w0  28b1    0  3.5
       12  Fernandez Fernandez, Juan    27w1   1b0  24w˝  29b1  31w1    1  3.5
       21  Mollison, Jamie               4w1   8b1   5w˝  31b1   1w0    1  3.5
       26  Pearce, Roger W              11w1   2b1   1w1     =   3b0    0  3.5
  8.    2  Claridge-Hansen, William        =  26w0  18b1  13w1  15b˝    0  3.0
        5  Savory, Richard J               =  18w1  21b˝   1b0  24w1    0  3.0
        6  Dilleigh, Stephen P          22w1  30b0  17w˝  24b˝  25w1    1  3.0
       15  Amato, Giampiero             30w0  22b1   9w˝  11b1   2w˝    1  3.0
       19  Cusick, Peter                 3b0  11b˝  10w˝  23w1  30b1   -1  3.0
 13.    8  Wong Castenada, Arturo       24b1  21w0     =  17b1   4w0    0  2.5
       13  Wells, Jonathan C            29b˝  28w1  31w0   2b0  27w1    1  2.5
       25  Iwi, Graham R                10b˝  14w1   7w0   9b1   6b0   -1  2.5
       28  Price, Andrew                   =  13b0  16w1  10b1   7w0    0  2.5
       31  Benson, Sean T                  =  10w1  13b1  21w0  12b0    0  2.5
 18.    9  Collier, David O                =  23w˝  15b˝  25w0  29b˝    0  2.0
       11  Burnett, Leon P              26b0  19w˝  20b1  15w0  17w˝    1  2.0
       17  Hardy, Roger                    +   3w0   6b˝   8w0  11b˝    0  2.0
       23  Grieve, Harry                   =   9b˝   4w0  19b0  20w1    0  2.0
       24  McCarthy, Damian              8w0     +  12b˝   6w˝   5b0    0  2.0
       29  French, Max                  13w˝   4b0  14b1  12w0   9w˝    1  2.0
       30  Wandowicz, Kajetan           15b1   6w1   3b0   4b0  19w0   -1  2.0
 25.   16  Taylor, Robert Graham         1w0  27b˝  28b0     +     -   -1  1.5
       18  Turner, Joseph David            =   5b0   2w0  20b0  10w1    0  1.5
       20  Purry, Chris S                  =   7b0  11w0  18w1  23b0    0  1.5
       22  Downey, Keith                 6b0  15w0     +  27b˝     -   -1  1.5
       27  Tipper, David I              12b0  16w˝     =  22w˝  13b0    0  1.5
 30.   10  Timmins, Chris P             25w˝  31b0  19b˝  28w0  18b0   -1  1.0
 31.   14  Kirby, Peter J                  =  25b0  29w0     -     -    0  0.5
 
Open          1st     Carl Bicknell                  Horfield                         £220.00 
                             2nd =   Chris Beaumont            Clifton                            £125.00
                                       Steven Jones                 Surbiton                        £125.00
Rating  1900 – 1999    Juan Fernandez            Spain                                         £40.00
Rating U1900               Roger Pearce                 Horfield                           £40.00

Carl Bicknell qualifies for the British Championship.

   Major

   The Major was a closely fought group with 4 players tied for 1st place on 4/5, Neville Senior, Peter Musgrove, Arthur Hibbitt and Brendan O'Gorman.  Photographs of our weekend can be found here.   http://tinyurl.com/BristolAug15

   The surprise of the Major was M Ferrie,  Unseeded, he scored 3.5/5 to win the grading prize

1.    1  O'Gorman, Brendan            16w1   9b˝  10w˝  25b1  23b1   -1  4.0
        3  Hibbitt, Arthur M            18w1  27b1   4w˝  13b1  15w˝    1  4.0
        5  Senior, Neville N               =  20w1  15b˝  26b1   4w1    0  4.0
       15  Musgrove, Peter              29w1   2b1   5w˝   4b1   3b˝   -1  4.0
  5.    9  Chatterjee, Prakash          25w1   1w˝  23b0   2b1  13w1    1  3.5
       23  Ferrie, R Michael               =   7b1   9w1  10b1   1w0    0  3.5
  7.    6  Borkowski, J Andrew          22w˝  21b1   2w˝  27b˝  12w˝    1  3.0
       12  Rogers, David R                 =  26w˝  28b˝   8w1   6b˝    0  3.0
       25  Crouch, Timothy J             9b0  16b1  11w1   1w0  14b1   -1  3.0
       26  Flexman, Patrick             10w˝  12b˝  17b1   5w0  19w1    1  3.0
       27  Macarthur, Duncan M          11b1   3w0  19b1   6w˝   7b˝   -1  3.0
 12.    2  Radford, Robert P            17b1  15w0   6b˝   9w0  30b1   -1  2.5
        4  Papier, Alan R               19b1  28w1   3b˝  15w0   5b0   -1  2.5
        7  Belinger, John               24b˝  23w0  30b1  20w˝  27w˝    1  2.5
       10  Georgiou, George             26b˝  24w1   1b˝  23w0  20b˝   -1  2.5
       11  Fisher, Jon                  27w0  18b1  25b0  28w1  21w˝    1  2.5
       13  Williams, Stephen               =  30w1   8b1   3w0   9b0    0  2.5
       20  Hunt, Ray K                     =   5b0  22w1   7b˝  10w˝    0  2.5
       21  Millbank, Howard K              =   6w0  24b˝  17w1  11b˝    0  2.5
 20.    8  McKinley, Chris TJ              =  22b1  13w0  12b0  28w˝    0  2.0
       14  Snook-Lumb, Chris            28b0  19w0  18b1  24w1  25w0    1  2.0
       16  Walpole, Jack                 1b0  25w0  29b0  18w1  17b1   -1  2.0
       19  Fielding, Michael             4w0  14b1  27w0  29w1  26b0    1  2.0
       24  Porter, Richard J             7w˝  10b0  21w˝  14b0  29w1    1  2.0
       28  Pacion, Dorota               14w1   4b0  12w˝  11b0   8b˝   -1  2.0
 26.   22  Dimond, Peter D               6b˝   8w0  20b0  30w0  18b1   -1  1.5
       30  Lewis, Timothy                  =  13b0   7w0  22b1   2w0    0  1.5
 28.   17  Jones, Timothy M              2w0  29b1  26w0  21b0  16w0    1  1.0
       29  Sage, Antony J               15b0  17w0  16w1  19b0  24b0   -1  1.0
 30.   18  Carver, Anthony W             3b0  11w0  14w0  16b0  22w0    1  0.0



Major         1st=    Brendan O’Gorman      DHSS                                 £90.00
                                       Arthur Hibbitt               Unnattached                   £90.00
                                       Neville Senior               Sedgemoor                     £90.00
                                      Peter Musgrove           Swindon                          £90.00
Grading  131 – 140      David Rogers                 Exmouth                         £30.00
Grading  U131              R. Michael Ferrie          Unattached                     £30.00

    Minor  

   Unusually, the Minor was poorly attended, with only half the players of the Open or Major.  The juniors were conspicuous by their absence.
   The Minor was won by local player Luke Bryant.

1.    4  Bryant, Luke                 12b1   5w1   3b˝   7w1   1w1    1  4.5
  2.    2  Fisher, Allan                 7b˝  13w˝   5b1   6w1   3b1   -1  4.0
  3.    3  Harris, John B               10w1   6b1   4w˝   1b1   2w0    1  3.5
        7  Maber, Martyn J               2w˝  12b1   8w1   4b0  16w1    1  3.5
  5.    6  Carter, Thomas               16b1   3w0  13b1   2b0  12w1   -1  3.0
  6.    1  Mill-Wilson, Graham A           =  11w1   9b1   3w0   4b0    0  2.5
        5  Drummond, Alastair           15w1   4b0   2w0  10b1   8w˝    1  2.5
        8  Helbig, Doreen J                =  14w1   7b0  11w˝   5b˝    0  2.5
        9  Woodruff, David G               =  17b1   1w0  16b0  14w1    0  2.5
       13  Walsh, Shaun                    =   2b˝   6w0  14b˝  11b1   -2  2.5
       16  Clarke, David A               6w0  15b1  10b˝   9w1   7b0   -1  2.5
 12.   10  Strickland, Graham            3b0     =  16w˝   5w0  15b1    0  2.0
       11  Markey, Kevin D                 =   1b0  17w1   8b˝  13w0    0  2.0
       12  Worthington, Andrew           4w0   7w0     +  15b1   6b0    0  2.0
 15.   14  Kan, Toby                       =   8b0  15w0  13w˝   9b0    0  1.0
       15  Swann, Deborah S              5b0  16w0  14b1  12w0  10w0    1  1.0
 17.   17  Fortune, Stephen                =   9w0  11b0     -     -    0  0.5

  Minor         1st=    Luke Bryant                   Bristol Univ.                  £100.00
                             2nd     Allan Fisher                   Bridgend                          £60.00
                             3rd=      John Harris                   Stroud                             £15.00
                                        Martyn Maber              Taunton                          £15.00
Grading  U100              Shaun Walsh                Downend                         £20.00
Junior Prize                   William Claridge-Hansen      Guildford               £20.00


1 comment:

Ian Lamb said...

I think a lot of juniors played in the big junior chess festival in Gibraltar.
Which was on at the same time.