League Tables




New Forum



Grand Prix

Congress Reports



Bristol 4NCL


Contact Us









Geoff Gammon Home Page


Steve Boniface Memorial Congress 2015




FIDE rated Open       Open Section Crosstable          Bristol Champion - Richard Savory ( Downend )     Open Section Games ( 50 )   -   Cbv      Pgn      View Online

Not surprisingly, Keith Arkell won with 5/5.  He is known as a specialist in the end game.  And so it proved.  It was a real pleasure/education/eye opener for us lesser mortals to watch him live conjure up a win from (seemingly) drawn positions.  Keith has such fascinating stories to tell.  When they first met, Aronian, then world number 2, told Keith which of his games he admired!

There was a 4 way tie for second, partly shared by J Sokolsky from Slovakia playing in his first English event.   Young Theo Slade continues to impress, winning the grading prize.

Major Section U155    Major Section Crosstable       Bristol Major trophy winner - Alan Papier ( Clifton )

The U 155 event was won by 12 year old top seed Max French, with 4 1/2  He showed maturity and experience beyond his years to grind out complicated wins.  Seond prize was shared by G. Georgiou and A Papier

Minor Section U125   Minor Section Crosstable         Bristol Minor trophy winner - Kevin Langmaid ( Yate )

Once again, we have proof of how accurate the grading system is.  There were 8 (yes EIGHT!- which represents 30% of the field) players tied for first with 3 1/2 points.  It makes for an exciting last round but with smaller individual prizes.

Play Chess online

Match Result Sheet

Grading Thresholds

Thresholds Explained

Club Directory

Handbook Rules

Player Reg Form

Fixtures 2014 - 2015



Qiickplay Guidance

Chess Coaching

Join us on


Local Websites

Clifton Chess Club

Horfield Chess Club

University Chess Club

Clevedon Chess Club

Downend Chess Club

South Bristol Chess Club

Hanham Chess Club

Cabot Chess Club