Bristol Winter Congress 2010
The 6th Winter Congress took place at
Filton sports & Leisure Centre during the chilly weekend of 3rd -
5th December 2010. Entries were hit by the weather as some were
unable to attend and withdrew.
Open Section -
Chris Beaumont 4½/5
the Open Section quite comfortably as he won playing both colours of the
accelerated dragon. In the final round he played a much improved Megan
Owens who was fresh from her recent trip over in Greece where she had been
competing in the World Youth Championships. Megan hung on for a draw
to earn herself the grading prize. On board two John Waterfield &
Simon Greely fought it out for 2nd spot and a crack at next year's British
Championship's - Simon in a passive position decided to give up the exchange
in a last ditch attempt to deliver mate on g2 and was unable to hang on in
the ensuing complications.
Download All 21 Games from
the Open Section
Major Section -
Jody Johnson 4/5
played some enterprising chess as he led the way in the Major Section. There
were many favourites to win this section, including Bob Radford, Mike
Meadows, Duncan Macarthur to name a few.
( Games will apear
Minor Section - Winning this
section for the 1st time was 11 year old Alec Watson 4½/5,
somehow I don't think it will be his last ! Finding himself out in
front and needing a win in the final round to claim 1st place outright the
pressure was certainly on this youngster. With a crowd of onlookers
becoming interested in the position Alec enticed his opponent into taking a
poisoned pawn which won him a Bishop which proved decisive as shortly after
he managed the win he was after. The game mentioned is well worth
playing through below.
Round 5 James Galloway v Alec
Photos from the congress
Guess the player ... who could this possibly be ...???