11th Steve Boniface Memorial Congress 2017

 

Jon Fisher's full report

The Memorial Congress was held at Bristol Grammar School August 25th-27th.

 

88 players competed in the three sections over the bank holiday weekend.  There were 19 juniors taking part throughout the weekend and in Round Four James Wallman aged 89 played Matthew Timbrell aged just 9.

 

Geoff Gammon was thrown into a dilemma after a round two game in the open section assisted by the 30 sec increment carried right through the Saturday lunch break threatening his smooth delivery of the pairings for round three!

The 3 sections were well balanced with entrants of 28, 29 and 31 players respectively.

FIDE rated Open

15 year old Koby Kalavannan won the FIDE rated Open Section with four straight wins after taking a bye on Friday evening.

Full results are here.

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Major

1st place with 4 points was shared between Stephen M Williams, Devan Patel and Matthew Wilson.

Full results are here.

Minor

31 players competed in the Minor Section along with a stack of junior players which is very encouraging.  Tomas won outright first place and seems to be making a habit of finishing up with the prize money.  Next time he has said he will try his luck in the Major Section.

Full results are here.