International Round-up 27/3/12

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International Round-up 27/3/12

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:51 am

International Round-up 27/3/12

European Individual Championship Plovdiv, Bulgaria 19th March - 1st April 2012 ... =1&flag=30

Gawain Jones is joint leader on 5/6 with a rating performance of 2852. His wins include three against GMs rated 2541, 2548 and 2580 and his two draws came against GMs rated 2709 and 2693.

David Howell and Adam Hunt are on 3.5 and Andrew Ledger is on 2.5.

British Blitz 24th March 2012

Congratulations to Ameet Ghasi who won his last four rounds to take the title with 9/11. The first British Blitz was held in 1999 and was won by Michael Adams. The event was also held between 2003-06 and was won by Luke McShane in 2003, Gavin Wall in 2004, shared by Keith Arkell and Craig Hanley in 2005 and finally by Simon Williams in 2006.
My thanks to Alex Holowczak and Dave Thomas for organising the latest edition.

Norwegian League 24-25 March 2012 ... nd&round=9 ... akkforbund ... oup=&snr=6

Jovanka Houska played on top board for Bergen in the final weekend of the league. She lost to Grandmaster Jon Ludvig Hammer rated 2606 in round eight before finishing with a win against FM Espen Forsa rated 2315. She scored 4/6 for the season. Her team finished in fourth place.

European Senior Team Chess Championship Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia 27 March - 4 April 2012

England is represented by the following teams:

England 1: Anthony Stebbings, Geoffrey James, Kenneth Norman and Michael Yeo,
England 2: Anthony Ashby, Paul Habershon, John Quinn & Stewart Reuben,
England 3: James Scholes, Paul Kendall, Roger Scowen, Peter Wood & Dinah Norman.

Future events:

4NCL Divisions 1, 2, 3 North & South 31 March - 1st April 2012

6th annual Philadelphia Chess International Open 4th - 8th April 2012

e2e4 Dublin International 5-9 April 2012

Doeberl Cup Canberra, Australia 5-9 April 2012

David Garner is playing.

CCF Easter International 6-7 April 2012 ... Easter.htm

Delft 6-8 April 2012 ... le&id=2049

Stewart Haslinger is playing in the A Group, David Gilbert and Brendan O'Gorman are playing in the B Group and Tim Allen in the C group.

Southend-on-Sea Easter Congress 6-9 April 2012 ... gress.html

Surrey Easter Congress (Open and Major sections) April 6-9 April 2012

In addition to the individual websites the latest international chess news can be found at
the following link:

I encourage players to send me details of events they or others are playing in abroad and I will do my best to include them in my round-up. There is a list of international tournaments at home and abroad listed here:

Lawrence Cooper,
Director of International Chess 27/3/12

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