Shropshire Chess Congress 2016

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Steve Rooney
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Shropshire Chess Congress 2016

Postby Steve Rooney » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:24 am

135 took part this year with no less than 12 titled players in the 40-strong Open. The five GMS shared first prize and there was a four-way tie in the Major and two players shared the Minor first prize. Local success included Shropshire players Michal Bukojemski (my clubmate from Church Stretton) and Ed Goodwin who shared first in the Major, and Roger Brown who shared first place in the Minor.

OPEN
1st= (4/5) Keith Arkell GM, Stephen Gordon GM, Danny Gormally GM, Mark Hebden GM and Jahongir Vakhidov GM £290 each

Grading prize Under 2000 FIDE
(3/4) Golam Ali and Richard Bryant £75 each

Top Shropshire player in the Open - joint trophy winners
(3/4) Richard Bryant and Nigel Ferrington

British Championship qualifying place - to be confirmed

MAJOR
1st= (4/5) Michal Bukojemski, Robert Clegg, Ed Goodwin and Ben Graff £150 each

Grading prize U140ECF
(3.5/5) Athar Mehmood £100

MINOR
1st= (4.5/5) Roger Brown and Chris Fraser £250 each
3rd= (4/5) David Curran, Chris Paul, Tim Skidmore and Stefan Tenant £25 each

Grading prize U100 ECF
(3/5) Nick Holmes £100

Top Junior in the congress
(3.5/5 in Major) Anita Somton £50

Crosstables here

LawrenceCooper
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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016

Postby LawrenceCooper » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:38 am

Steve Rooney wrote:135 took part this year with no less than 12 titled players in the 40-strong Open. The five GMS shared first prize and there was a four-way tie in the Major and two players shared the Minor first prize. Local success included Shropshire players Michal Bukojemski (my clubmate from Church Stretton) and Ed Goodwin who shared first in the Major, and Roger Brown who shared first place in the Minor.

OPEN
1st= (4/5) Keith Arkell GM, Stephen Gordon GM, Danny Gormally GM, Mark Hebden GM and Jahongir Vakhidov GM £290 each

Grading prize Under 2000 FIDE
(3/4) Golam Ali and Richard Bryant £75 each

Top Shropshire player in the Open - joint trophy winners
(3/4) Richard Bryant and Nigel Ferrington

British Championship qualifying place - to be confirmed

MAJOR
1st= (4/5) Michal Bukojemski, Robert Clegg, Ed Goodwin and Ben Graff £150 each

Grading prize U140ECF
(3.5/5) Athar Mehmood £100

MINOR
1st= (4.5/5) Roger Brown and Chris Fraser £250 each
3rd= (4/5) David Curran, Chris Paul, Tim Skidmore and Stefan Tenant £25 each

Grading prize U100 ECF
(3/5) Nick Holmes £100

Top Junior in the congress
(3.5/5 in Major) Anita Somton £50

Crosstables here


Congratulations on organising such a successful event.

Mick Norris
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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016

Postby Mick Norris » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:37 am

Yes well done Steve and all involved, hope it was relatively stress free and was a success from your viewpoint

Also, hope your sponsor was happy and will return next year
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Steve Rooney
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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016

Postby Steve Rooney » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:18 pm

Thanks Lawrence and Mick.

Yes we were very pleased with the success of the event and had lots of positive comments over the weekend and will be conducting a formal feedback process shortly. Players enjoyed having a lot more space with many boards being just one to a table, and the presence of five GMs and other titled players was a big boost. The live board displays in the playing rooms and the analysis room worked well, and the incremental time control came into its own for a number of the top finishes.

We are certainly hoping to continue to improve the congress next year and are pursuing a number of ideas.

Roger de Coverly
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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016

Postby Roger de Coverly » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:20 pm

Steve Rooney wrote:We are certainly hoping to continue to improve the congress next year and are pursuing a number of ideas.


Are the entry forms etc. for the 2017 Congress coming out soon? It's the weekend of 6th to 8th January.


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