There were 8 Bristol Juniors competing in this Febuary’s Bristol Chess Congress.
In the Minor Section we had Bilal Ahmed playing, and what an impact Bilal made. He finished 2nd equal with a very impressive (unbeaten) score of 4/5.
Bilal’s current grade is 65.. but obviously not for much longer ! He finished with a quite superb performance of 142. What makes it all even more impressive is that this was Bilal’s first standard play congress ! Congratulations Bilal.. Great play !
In the Major Section we had 5 players competing.. This time it was Aron Saunders’ turn to shine. Aron also finished 2nd equal, with an unbeaten score of 4/5; with 3 wins and 2 draws. Extremely Impressive play, with an overall performance of 178. This is a whopping 58 points above Aron’s current grade. This was Aron’s first entry into a Major Section. Congratulations Aron. Great play !
Next on a very impressive score of 3.5/5 was Major Section regular Yuvraj Kumar. This included 3 fine wins for Yuvraj.
On another plus score of 3/5 were both Toby Kan and Ian Gao.
On 2/5 was Jack, with a performance higher than his current grade.
In the Open Section we had our three strongest juniors (at the moment that is)
On an excellent plus score of 3/5 was Chirag Hosdurga. Chirag finished 9th out of a field of 43.. Well played Chirag !
On 2/5 was Oliver Stubbs, and on 1.5/5 was Max Walker.
With 3 players in the Open, 5 in the Major, and one in the Minor, the Bristol League’s ‘young guns’ continue to go from strength to strength.
Things are very rosey in the garden !
Many thanks to the parents for all their support, and special mentions to the following:
David Kan, Chris Strong, Chris Beaumont, Tyson Mordue, Dave Tipper, Julie Mcintosh, Geoff Gammon, Nigel Hosken and Michael Brigden.
- Report by John Stubbs