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Bristol Spring Congress 2017      February 24 - 26th 2017    Bristol Grammar School




Fide Open Section

All 56 Games from the Open Section below

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Fide Open Section - 25 players

1st Keith Arkell   5/5



Congress Report – Alan Papier




The 2017 Bristol Spring Congress was held at the Bristol Grammar School Feb 24-26th.  There were 89 players in total in 3 sections.

This is our 10th weekend congress in the last 3 years at our venue.  Everything runs very smoothly because we have a team in place.  Let me thank them now-

Geoff Gammon - Arbiter

Jerry Humpreys – Treasurer

Roger Hardy – Cashier

Tim Jones – Equipment Manager

Graham Mill-Wilson – Arbiter in reserve

Rosie Nicholson - Caterer


Total prize fund  £1250


Next event  Bristol Summer Congress  June 9th-11th.

 FIDE Open

Not surprisingly, the Open was won by our regular GM Keith Arkell, with 5/5.  Second place was won by our virtual second seed, Thomas Villiers.  Third seed was shared by local player Carl Bicknell and Oscar Garcia Hernandez.

An unusual feature of this section was the gap between FIDE grades and ECF grades.  Our second highest ECF grade of 202 was only 1996 FIDE and our second seed was FIDE 2187, only recently up to 161 ECF from a previous 148!!!

And there were 3 foreign countries represented in the Open- Romania, India and Spain.



Players in the Open Section

Keith Arkell v Stephen Dilleigh

Joseph Turner

Selwyn Hamilton

Andrew Chapman

Oliver Howell v Parminder Sanghera

Matt Chapman



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