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Geoff Gammon - Arbiter


Steve Boniface Memorial Congress 2015

Aug 21-23rd

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

Prize List


Photos courtesy of Brendan O'Gorman        http://tinyurl.com/BristolAug15

There were 78 entries in 3 sections.  As usual, catering was from Rosie from Hereford.  Free parking and local hotels make this event convenient for players.

Carl Bicknell  - Winner of the Fide Open



Open Section        Crosstable          Pdf

1st Carl Bicknell  5/5

The Open section was won by third seed Carl Bicknell, a local player, with an impressive 5/5 and qualifies for the British Championship place.

 But the surprise of the Open was Roger Pearce (ECF155) who was only one point away from being eligible to play in the Major.  He started with 3/3!!- beating the top 2 seeds along the way.

Roger started his campaign with a Smith-Morra Gambit on the friday night and won in convincing style and has annotated the game here        Roger Pearce v Leon Burnett

The grading prize was won by Juan Fernandez, from Santandar in northern Spain.  He combined an English holiday around his chess weekend in Bristol

All 68 Games from the Open Section below


Cbv                Pgn             Online




Arthur Hibbitt

Joint winner in the Major Section

Major Section          Crosstable          Pdf





Luke Bryant ( Bristol University )

Minor Section Winner

Minor Section          Crosstable          Pdf












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