134 players competed in this year's Congress, held at the 'Apex' in the town centre, 13/14 October. Of these, 48 were from clubs who compete in the Suffolk League. Section winners were:
Open - IM Harriet Hunt (Cambridge)
Major - Ed Kernohan (Cambridge City)
Intermediate - Warren Kingston (Lowestoft)
Minor - Jelena Tjurina (Wisbech)
Notable performances by Suffolk players included:
Ed Player (Bury St Edmunds) - on top board in final round against Harriet Hunt. He and Shaun Munson both finished on 3½ points.
Philip Hutchings (Manningtree) was runner-up in the Major section, on 4 points.
Another Manningtree player, Rob Kelly, was joint second in the Intermediate, along with Scott Taylor (Bury St Edmunds) and four others.
In the Minor section, Roger Smith (Ipswich) came equal second.