Firstly, the final results of several of the entrants at Blackpool. In the open, Mike Richardt sadly had to withdraw for personal reasons after the Saturday with a score of 1/3. In the intermediate section 2 draws on the Sunday saw Tom Cooper finish on 3/5. Also in the intermediate disappointing finishes of 0.5/2 from Gareth Williams and Dave Marshall saw them finish on 1.5/5 and 0.5/5 respectively. In the minor a win and a draw saw Adrian Davis finish on 3/5, whilst 2 wins from Steve Williams helped him complete a fine recovery to finish on 2.5/5.
At the European Championships a win and a draw from Michael Adams against opponents rated 2569 and 2606 respectively see him on 2.5/3. 2 wins from Keith Arkell have lead him to 2/3 now, having beaten opponents rated 2215 and 2271. I imagine Mickey Adams' game may well be shown live on the host website again tommorow.
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