A fair number of tournaments use the easter holidays to run slightly longer events then usual. As well as the WECU Congress, which I've mentioned previously, there was also a congress held in Surrey which featured entrants from the west country. The Surrey congress featured a variety of differently schedulded sections. Most were run over 6 rounds- 2 on Friday, 2 on Saturday, and 2 on Sunday. There was then a rapidplay tournament held on the Monday.
James Jackson, a student at Bath University, entered the open section, and scored 3/6. James drew with Jasper Tambini, grade 176, in round 1, and had another draw with Ian Henderson, grade 170, in round 2. In round 3 James drew with Christopher Gibson, grade 163, and followed it up with a fourth draw, this time against James Holland, grade 171. In round 5 James defeated William Foo, grade 148, before slipping to a loss against Felix Jose Ynojosa, grade 217, in the last round.
Peter Saunders, of Clifton chess club played in the Challengers tournament. This section had a grading limit of u-130, and was played over 5 rounds, with 3 rounds on Friday, 2 on Saturday. Peter started with a loss against James Wadsworth, grade 116, before bouncing back with wins against Yang- Jian Zhou, grade 85, and John Parr, with an estimated grade of 92. In round 4 Peter drew with Tharshan Kuhendiran, who had an estimed grade of 117, before losing in the last round against Michael Banh, grade 101, to finish on 2.5/5.
To see the crosstables for the 2 sections, click on the title to this post, which should take you to the home page for the Surrey Congress. The links to the respective sections are on the left hand side of the page.
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