Sunday, 25 October 2015

Bury Congress Day 2

The fourth and fifth rounds of the Bury Congress were played today.   The main prize-winners were as follows (Suffolk players in bold):

Open   -   GM Matthew Sadler, FM Alan Merry   -   4½ points, sharing £750 prize money.   Nine players were joint third on 3½ points, including David Spence, IM Dagne Ciuksyte and Edmund Player.

Major   -   Natasha Regan, Andrew Waters   -   4 points, sharing £375 prize money.   Four players scored 3½ points, including Phil Hutchings (Manningtree) and Somton Ukken (now Nottingham).

Intermediate   -   David Bird, Rich Wiltshir   -   4 points, sharing £300 prize money.   Six players scored 3½ points, including Andrew Donnelly and William Sait (both Bury St Edmunds).

Minor   -   Francois Swiegers   -   4½ points, winning £160.   Four players shred second place on 4 points.   Amongst those on 3½ points were Scott Taylor, Zac Vane and Jaden Jermy (all Bury St Edmunds).

The full cross-tables are now available on the Congress website.

Full marks to Steve Lovell, Congress Secretary, for all his hard work to ensure the event was a great success!   Thanks too to John Wickham and Paul Kemp for ensuring the pairings and results were available at the appointed times.

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