There was a major upset in the first round, when after an extraordinary series of exchanges, Nick Savage (Black) reached this position against Alan Merry:
23. Nf3 Nc3+
24. Ka1 Rd5
25. Rb1 Ra5
26. Rxb3 Bc1+
0 - 1
Unfortunately, this was the highlight of Nick's weekend, as he only managed a further half-point from his remaining four games.
The £500 first prize was won outright with 4½ points by FM David Eggleston, ahead of two GMs on 4 points.
Suffolk scores were:
Adam Hunt, Justin Tan, Alan Merry - 3
Ed Player - 2½
Nick Savage, Somton Ukken - 1½
After taking a half-point bye on Friday night, she lost two, drew one and won one, to finish on a creditable 2 points. Her win featured a strange blunder by her 144-graded opponent. In this position he played 19... h6, clearly fearing that Anita was about to play h6 herself. Of course, Anita played 20. Qxf6, forcing immediate resignation.