Held at the Old Swan hotel, Harrogate, 12-14
to download the games from the top board of the Autumn Tournament
By Stan Lovell
With generous support from the Geoff and Fiona Squires
trust and the Primery Club
26 Players entered the five round event with 16 in
the open and 10 in the minor section.
The open section was led from the start by top seed,
Chris Ross, who eventually completed the perfect score with
5 from 5.
Chris who hails from the north east of England now
teaches modern languages in St. Peter's school, Huntington. Les Whittle from Morpeth finished second
with 3.5 with Steve Burnell, Leamington Spa third on 3. Grading prizes were won by: Norman Wragg,
Sheffield, Duncan Chambers, York
and Philip Gordon, Isle of Wight.
The minor section followed a similar pattern with
Voldi Gailans, Chadwell
Heath, achieving the perfect 5 from 5 . Mark Hague, London,
with 4 was second with David Gibbs, Cardiff
and Thomas Kenealy, Leamington Spa sharing third place and a
grading prize. The final
grading prize was won by Michael Lowery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
playing in only his third competitive event.
The arbiters were Julie Leonard and Peter Gibbs.
A number of fund-raising events, including a raffle
and a bring and buy sale raised around
£300 towards BCA funds.
1 Chris Ross 5
2 Les whittle 3.5
3/5 Steve Burnell,
Norman Wragg and Duncan chambers 3
6/10 on 2.5 Philip
Gordon, Tristram Cole, Bill Armstrong, Steve Thacker and
11/14 on 2 Norman Andrews, John Gallagher, stan Lovell
and David Hodgkins
15/16 on 1 Steve
Brown and George Phillips
1 Voldi gailans 5
2 Mark Hague 4
3/4 on 3 David Gibbs and Thomas Kenealy
5/7 on 2.5 Michael Lowery, Gary Wickett and Geoff Patching
8 John Osborne 1.5
9 Lee Ryan 1
10 Richard Harrington 0.5
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