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.