The Chipping Sodbury
Rapidplay on Saturday October 28th was a well attended event with 51
entrants playing across three sections.
It was really encouraging to see so many Bristol league players in
attendance, as well as several new players, and others coming
as far as such places as Trowbridge, Swindon, Cardiff, Hereford,
Reading, Birmingham and East Budleigh !
In the OPEN SECTION the winner was Remi Tallieux from Reading with a fantastic
unbeaten score of 5.5/6
Remi has not played competitive chess for quite a few years now, and
was a last minute entry on the day.
It soon became clear that Remi had certainly not forgotten how to
play chess ! The only player to even take 1/2 point of him was top
seed Attila Reznak (227).
In the MAJOR SECTION the winner was Oiver Stubbs with an unbeaten
score of 5/6. This is Oliver's first win in a Major section. This
section was very competitive with many experienced stalwarts of the
Bristol league taking part. However, what was surprising was that
the first three places were all taken up by Bristol league junior
players. An excellent achievement for the young guns !
In the MINOR SECTION there was a three way split for first place.
Toby Kan, Yuvraj Kumar and John Skeen all finished on a winning
score of 5/6.. Again, (not so surprising now) these three are also
all Bristol league junior players !
This just shows the strength of The Bristol league juniors, and
clearly they are already accomplished chess players.. And believe me
there are many others waiting in the wings.. They are all just
getting better and better, and I think it is now time for a Bristol
Juniors Chess Championship.. Watch this space !
I would also like to send sincere thanks to the following who have
supported me so generously in this event, they are:
Geoff Gammon, Dave Tipper, Tim Jones, Michael Harris, David Kan,
Richard Livermore, and Graham Mill-Wilson
Also, last but certainly not least, to Taniya and Anjula for their
lovely catering on the day of wonderful homemade goodies !
The next Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay will be In April 2018, hope to
see you all there again. This time on a Sunday, so hopefully parking
a bit better.. Details to follow.
1st - Remi Tailleux 5.5/6
2nd - Lewis Martin 4/6
3rd - Attila Reznak 3.5/6
- Chris Smith
- Adam Rakos
- Michael Harris
Under 160 grading prize - Michael
1st - Oliver Stubbs 5/6
2nd - Nick Cunliffe, Max Walker 4.5/6
140 and Under grading prize - Duncan Macarthur
130 and Under grading prize - Christopher
1st = Toby Kan, Yuvraj Kumar, John Skeen
Under 100 Grading prize - Shaun Walsh 3/5
- Aron Saunders and Sasha Kamotskiy 3/5