Friday, 9 March 2018

Congress Success Congratulations to Jamie and Patrick

While most of us were happy to stay indoors and out of the snow last weekend, and some members had no choice in the matter, Jamie and Patrick managed to get to Coventry and take part in the 2018 Warwickshire Chess Congress over the weekend.

Patrick and Jamie shared second play in the Major with Andrew Price of Leamington, 3.5 points each. In Round 3 the results of a Jamie-Patrick head to head was a draw. Dave Ireland (Coventry) took first place with 4 points - so very close. Well done.

Irresistible picture called 'Artic Chess' is by  'SpeedWayStar' CC:BY NC SA

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Warwick University Rapidplay, Sat 3rd Feb (Congrats to David and Alan)

David and Alan Phillips took part in the Warwick University on Saturday. They had a really good day ...

David came joint third with 4.5 out of 7 and a grading performance of 180. His wins included one against a female FM and various other high graded players. He also drew with Ben Purton - graded 205.

Alan had a slow start (0 out of 2 for his first matches). However he then drew with Louise Head - English Women's champion - in what he describes as 'probably the best game I have ever played'. With 3.5 out of the final 4 rounds for a total of 4 out of 7 Alan won the grading prize.  Fantastic performances and very well done. 

Congratulations also to the organisers for what was not only a well organised event but great fun. Alan and David would recommend this event to anyone - especially as they hand out 100% of the entry fees in prizes !