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Bristol Summer Fide Open 2018      June 15th - 17th   Bristol Grammar School

Competitors hard at work in the Open Section

Graham Mill-Wilson travelled up from Plymouth to take on the Arbiters role

Open Section    -   Crosstables & Pairings

Major Section   -   Crosstables & Pairings

Minor Section   -   Crosstables & Pairings

Photos - John Stubbs

Prize List



From the Frontline - Bristol Chess Times   -   Mike Harris

Games Open Section ( 99 )  -     Cbv      Pgn      ONLINE

116 players competed in the Summer Congress a record as the playing hall was bursting with chess sets.  All ages took part from 7 year old Amelie Rees to 90 year old James Wallman.

The Open Section was won by Alan Merry & Mike Waddington both only dropped half a point. Nearly 50 players took part in the Fide Rated Open.  Patryk Krzyzanowski ( Bristol Champion ) was the highest placed Bristol player

The Major Section finished in a 4 way tie between Bob Radford ( Bristol Major Champion ), Chris Strong, Yuyang Wang & Brendan O'Gorman

The Minor Section finished in a 4 way tie with Will Taplin ( Bristol Minor Champion ) winning on tie break


Fide Open Section    

1st =   4.5/5     Alan Merry, Mike Waddington     

Juniors perform well in all sections

With over 25 juniors playing at the weekend this was the highest number we have had at any Bristol Chess Congress so far. 


There were 11 Juniors  playing in the Open section, all aged between 10 and 16 years old.  Rajat Makkar was the youngest at ten years old, and finished joint third with a very impressive score of 3.5/5.  13 yr old Nadia Jaufarally also had a strong weekend, as did another 13 year old Aditya Munshi, both finishing on 3.5, and also joint 3rd 

In the Major section the stand out junior was 12 year old Yuyang Wang,  finishing  joint 1st with a fine unbeaten score of  4/5. 


In the Minor section there were two fine performances by 9 year olds; Jessica Mellor with a score of 3.5, and Tashika Arora with a score of 3/5. Howeve, probably the finest result was by 7yr old Johan Mathew with an excellent score of 3/5.

John Stubbs

















Alan Merry v Keith Arkell  -  Round 5

Lewis Martin v Mike Waddington  ( Joint 1st 4.5/5 )

Keith Arkell v Patryk Krzyzanowski  ( Bristol Champion )

Laura Davidson v Nadia Jaufarally    - ( Round Three )   Nadia finished joint 3rd

  Geoffrey Moore v Michael Handley

George Miller v John Waterfield

Max Walker v Bob Radford  ( Round Three  Major)











Patryk Krzyzanowski v Steve Dilleigh



















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