Congress Report – Alan Papier
The 2017 Bristol
Spring Congress was held at the Bristol Grammar School Feb
24-26th. There were 89 players in total in 3 sections.
This is our 10th
weekend congress in the last 3 years at our venue.
Everything runs very smoothly because we have a team in
place. Let me thank them now-
Geoff Gammon -
Jerry Humpreys –
Roger Hardy –
Tim Jones –
Mill-Wilson – Arbiter in reserve
Bristol Summer Congress June 9th-11th.
surprisingly, the Open was won by our regular GM Keith
Arkell, with 5/5. Second place was won by our virtual
second seed, Thomas Villiers. Third seed was shared by
local player Carl Bicknell and Oscar Garcia Hernandez.
feature of this section was the gap between FIDE grades and
ECF grades. Our second highest ECF grade of 202 was only
1996 FIDE and our second seed was FIDE 2187, only recently
up to 161 ECF from a previous 148!!!
And there were 3 foreign countries represented in the Open-
Romania, India and Spain.