Shropshire Chess Congress 2018

THANKS TO ALL OUR ENTRANTS - see you next year!

Another very successful event in Shropshire for 2018 with 145 entrants and a new fourth section to enhance the competition.

The Open was won by Alan Merry IM for the second year in succession, this time with a perfect 5/5. Hearty congratulations to Alan and all our winners.

OPEN
1 Alan Merry IM (5)
2= Ameet Ghasi IM, Stephen Gordon GM (4)

Under 2000 grading prize
Tim Holton, Nathanael Paul. Richard Webster, Phil Zabrocki (2.5)

Top Shropshire player in the Open
Nigel Ferrington, Nathanael Paul, Phil Zabrocki

MAJOR
1= Chris Lewis, Glyn Pugh (4)
3= Tim Lane, Mark Whitehead (3.5)

Under 157 grading prize
Ed Goodwin

INTERMEDIATE
1= Dominic Bareford, David Gilbert, Colin Mace, Richard Szwajkun (4)

Under 120 grading prize
Vic Brown, Windsor Peck, Alan Woolaston (3)

MINOR
1 Chinmay Monga (4.5)
2= John Hodges, Tom Skerrett

Under 80 grading prize
Martin Ayres, Stuart Hamilton, Terry Knight (3)

TOP JUNIOR IN THE CONGRESS
Beren Griffiths, Rohan Pal (3)

Many thanks to all our entrants and the Wrekin Housing Trust for again hosting the event including great support from their IT, facilities, and security staff, and of course the wonderful catering team. And special thanks to our arbiters Dave Thomas and Alex Holowczak.

Full results and crosstables here

Same time next year!

Francis Best and Steve Rooney