After 3 rounds in the IM norm section, Dominic Gibbs (is he formerly or currently Somerset- based?) is on 0.5/3. Dominic has come up short against IM's Feygin and Tozer, but drawn with WFM Meri Grigoryan. Interestingly, a 6/6 finish would be enough to secure him an IM norm.
In the rated section, Graham Bolt has started with 0/4, although he has had a very hard draw. Graham was paired to play both of his matches against the 2 junior players in the first 4 rounds.
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