Geoff Gammon - Arbiter
Bristol Winter Congress
6th Form Common Room,
Bristol Grammar School BS8 1SR
The Bristol Winter Congress took
place at the Bristol Grammar School in the heart of Bristol Nov
27th-29th. There were 82 players in 3 sections. The weather was not
cooperative but the local Wetherspoons provided some consolation. As usual, catering was from Rosie from Hereford.
Keith was held to a draw in the
last round against Javier
1st Keith Arkell 4.5/5
The Open attracted 32 players, with 6
players graded 2150+.
Not surprisingly, the Open was once again won by GM Keith Arkell. With
200-300 point gap over his opponents, it was expected that he would win
comfortably. But the real battle was for second place with no fewer
than 7 players tying on 3.5. This included Dan Malkiel, a new player to
Bristol fresh from America, David Graham who travelled up from Worthing
with his 2 children also in the Open and Javier Ruano Marco who drew
with GM Arkell in the last round.
All 76 Games played in the Fide Open
the Open Section