Alan Merry and Adam Taylor played in the top section, where entrants were competing for GM and IM norms. Alan scored 4 and Adam 2 in this nine-round event. The 20-strong field included six GMs and four IMs.
Meanwhile in one of the Challengers sections, David Spence finished third on 5½ points. He was unbeaten over the eight games that he played, although all his opponents were lower-rated than him.