This weekend sees the Uxbridge Chess Congress, which is somewhat unique in that it is one of the few weekend congresses that is FIDE rated, both in the open and major sections.
The 2 south- west entrants are GM Keith Arkell, and Allan Pleasants, from Wessex. Keith is the top seed by about 80 rating points, and will be favourite to win the event, whilst Allan is 20th seed of the 32 entrants. Clicking on the title to this post takes you to the Uxbridge Congress website, where hopefully there'll be results updates throughout the weekend.
If there is anyone from the south west entering congresses this weekend (or indeed any other weekend) that I haven't mentioned, do let me know either through the comments part on here, or emailing me firstname.lastname@example.org
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