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Carl organised another simul last September with Nigel Short, which was very sucessful.
This one should be just as good.
Cost is only £20 and places are limited, so first come first served.
For more details click here
then contact Peter Leggett
replace Bernard Rogers who is considering his retirement from the role following
the death of Frank Lovell (the Coventry League trustee).
For anyone who is interested more information can be obtained from M. Johnson
Apologies for the delay in posting them.
24 players took part in nine rounds at the rate of 5 minutes each per game.
After 4 rounds only Mark Page of Kenilworth was on maximum points,
with Phil Holt and Robert Reynolds of Olton half a point behind.
Solihull's Ian Brodie and Irena Amelkina with Jason Madden of Leamington were jointly leading the minor section, with 2½/4.
By round 6, Phil Holt was out in front, having dropped only half a point.
Robert Reynolds was in second place, with Mark Page third on 4½ points.
Louis Rawson of Shirley & Wythall had reached 4/6 and was leading the Minor section.
The final round saw Phil Holt a point ahead and just needing to avoid any slip-ups to win.
Mark Page won his last game, but Phil completed an almost flawless performance, scoring 8½/9.
Ian Brodie's 5½ points left him outright winner of the Minor section.
For pictures :-
Views of the tournament in progress
Phil Holt receiving his cup
Iain Brodie receiving his cup
For results click here
Thanks to Richard and Robert for organising the tournament
And to Solihull for hosting it.
Colin needed five games to finally see off Leamington's Andy Collins.
Colin who celebrates his sixth open title first lifted the cup in 1986.
A big well done to Stuart Calderbank on winning the Individual under 120 title.
Stuart (graded 98) played former champion Guy Greenland in the final.
Stuart won the first game, only to see Guy storm back in the second leg to send the match into sudden death rapidplay,
which he won after another close affair.
Stuart started playing chess for Oldham in the 80's, joining Stratford in 2010.
Also congratulations to Solihull's Michael Woodford on winning the U90 Individual Knock Out competition,
winning and drawing against Leamington's Peter Leggett.
Playing in his first season for Solihull, it's fair to say Michael has made a big impression
winning 15 games and drawing just two with no losses.
Well done to Peter Leggett for reaching the final and for being only the second player this season not to lose against Michael.
Congratulations also to Leamington's Tom Darling on winning the Under 150 Individual Knock Out competition.
Tom beat former champions Pete Drury and Jason Madden on the way to meeting Ben Graff in the final.
After a tough drawn first game Tom won the second to claim the title in only his second full competitive season.
Ben himself is a multi finalist and needs to be congratulated for once again propelling himself
through a tough line of very good players to reach yet another final.
The venue's management become annoyed and it is the home club that suffers the repercussions.
Often, tenure is dependent on players buying refreshments.
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