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Bristol Winter Congress 2015

Nov 27-29th

6th Form Common Room,  Bristol Grammar School  BS8 1SR

Crosstables    -    Open       Major      Minor 

The Bristol Winter Congress took place at the Bristol Grammar School in the heart of Bristol Nov 27th-29th. There were 82 players in 3 sections. The weather was not cooperative but the local Wetherspoons provided some consolation.  As usual, catering was from Rosie from Hereford.

Keith was held to a draw in the last round against Javier



Open Section    

1st Keith Arkell   4.5/5

The Open attracted 32 players, with 6 players graded 2150+.

Not surprisingly, the Open was once again won by GM Keith Arkell.  With 200-300 point gap over his opponents, it was expected that he would win comfortably.   But the real battle was for second place with no fewer than 7 players tying on 3.5. This included Dan Malkiel, a new player to Bristol fresh from America, David Graham who travelled up from Worthing with his 2 children also in the Open and Javier Ruano Marco who drew with GM Arkell in the last round.

 All 76 Games played in the Fide Open

Cbv    Pgn    Online


Photos from the Open Section

Tim Woodward

Winner in the Major Section

Major Section


1st Tim Woodward   4.5/5




Minor Section      


1st Brent Perrin   4.5/5













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