Colwyn Bay / North Wales Congress

1ST NORTH WALES FIDE OPEN incorporating the 3RD COLWYN BAY CHESS CONGRESS

FRI 1ST – SUN 3RD JULY 2016

Entry List (Last updated 25/06/2016)

 

 

FIDE-Rated Open [23 entries]

Richard D P Dineley   ( FIDE-2259 ECF-209C )

Jonathan L B Blackburn   ( FIDE-2183 ECF-197D )   Half Point Bye - R1

David Jameson   ( FIDE-2125 ECF-184A WCU-2138 )

Roger de Coverly   ( FIDE-2082 ECF-184A )

Michael Vidler   ( WCU-2062 )

Rudy van Kemenade   ( FIDE-2007 ECF-180C )

Richard B E Bryant   ( FIDE-1994 ECF-181A )

Jonathan C Wells   ( FIDE-1992 ECF-185A )

Chris Doran   ( FIDE-1987 ECF-179A )   Half Point Bye - R1

John S Shakespeare   ( FIDE-1928 ECF-170C WCU-2044 )

Robert Graham Taylor   ( FIDE-1905 ECF-166A WCU-2044 )

Michael McDonagh   ( FIDE-1901 ECF-168A )

Szilvia Lochte   ( FIDE-1876 ECF-165A WCU-1887 )

Steven J Carr   ( FIDE-1873 ECF-202B )   Half Point Bye - R1

David T Guy   ( FIDE-1870 ECF-152E WCU-1863 )

James Forster   ( FIDE-1841 ECF-160B )

Roger Greatorex   ( FIDE-1827 ECF-146A )

Richard Betts   ( FIDE-1802 ECF-155B )

Imogen Camp   ( FIDE-1726 ECF-143A WCU-1785 )

Julie van Kemenade   ( FIDE-1726 ECF-152D )

Andrew McCusker   ( FIDE-1653 WCU-1710 )

Robin Kirkwood   ( FIDE-1632 ECF-136D WCU-1743 )

Thivyaa Rahulan   ( FIDE-1378 ECF-124A )   Half Point Bye - R1

 

Major (U160/1900) [30 entries]

Robert Clegg   ( ECF-158 A )

Raymond John Gamble   ( ECF-158 A )

Mark Bastow   ( ECF-158 F )

Michael John O'Mahony   ( ECF-157 A )   Half Point Bye - R1

Paul Carlucci   ( ECF-156 A )   Half Point Bye - R1

Timothy F Woodward   ( ECF-156 A )

Carl Heald   ( ECF-153 A )

John Cawston   ( ECF-153 A )

Dean Martin Hartley   ( ECF-151 A )

Michael Ian Connor   ( ECF-151 A )   Half Point Bye - R1

Graham Blackmore   ( FIDE-1830 ECF-149 D )   Half Point Bye - R3

Ben Marlow   ( FIDE-1809 ECF-169 E )

Stephen M Lloyd   ( ECF-143 A )

Rich Wiltshir   ( ECF-142 A )

Richard Szwajkun   ( ECF-142 A )

George Brian Davies   ( ECF-135 D WCU-1758 )

Anthony John Roberts   ( ECF-137 A )

Jon E Blackburn   ( ECF-135 A )

Malcolm Roberts   ( ECF-132 A )

Michael A Lee   ( ECF-131 A )

Timothy J Crouch   ( ECF-128 A )

Dewi Jones   ( ECF-126 A )

Martin Gill   ( ECF-125 A )

Douglas James Barnett   ( ECF-123 A )   Half Point Bye - R1

Keith Osborne   ( ECF-122 A )

John Sutcliffe   ( ECF-122 A )   Half Point Bye - R1

Sandra G Blackburn   ( ECF-118 A )

Timothy John Soar   ( ECF-117 B WCU-1649 )

Ifan Rathbone-Jones   ( ECF-114 A )

Peter C Westhead   (  Estimate-108 )

Minor (U120/1600) [16 entries]

Julian Hawthorne   ( ECF-118 A )

Petko Petkov   ( ECF-115 D WCU-1567 )

Paul R Jackson   ( ECF-112 A )

Anton Petkov   ( ECF-126 D WCU-1537 )

Jeff Wilson   (  Estimate-110 )

Steven J Rush   ( ECF-107 A )

Alan R Fraser   ( ECF-106 A )

Patrick Coleman   ( ECF-102 A )   Half Point Bye - R1

Susan Parry   (  Estimate-100 )

Steve Szwajkun   ( ECF-99 A )

Andy S Carter   ( ECF-98 C )

Sarah Rowles   ( ECF-96 B )   Half Point Bye - R1

Paul Doherty   ( ECF-91 E )   Half Point Bye - R1

Les Hall   ( ECF-80 A )

John H J Eddershaw   ( ECF-75 A )

Catriona Shona Coutts   (  WCU-1200 )   Half Point Bye - R1

 

Fowler triumphs in Frome

Hugo Fowler came joint-first in the intermediate section of the Frome Congress. Taking a bye in the first round, he won four games on the trot to come joint-first on 4.5/5. His wins gave him a tournament rating of 175, way above his current grade of 122. Further success for Welsh players came in the Open, where Tim Kett and WFM Jane Richmond shared joint second with Matthew Payne from England.

Read more: Fowler triumphs in Frome

Welsh Premier League

The final round of the Welsh Premier League has taken place. Full details can be found at

http://www.welshchessratings.org.uk/wcpl/

 

We congratulate Abergavenny on winning the Championship and retaining the title they won last year.

 

2016-2017 SEASON

At present there are 7 teams in the competition. We invite applications so that the league will have its full quota of 8 teams next season. Anyone interested should contact Kevin Staveley (kevin.staveley@btinternet.com) by 30th June to discuss.

 

 

Welsh Blitz Championship: 10th April - Pencoed:

42 players took part in the first Welsh Blitz Championship at Pencoed Miners Welfare Hall. An enjoyable afternoon of playing speed chess (3 mins plus 2 seconds added per move) with 11 rounds completed in just under 3 hours!

 

The event was won by Grandmaster Matthew Turner, 2nd and Welsh Champion - Bill Hewitt, Joint 3rd  Joe Fathallah, Tim Kett, David Sands and Calum Harris who won the Under 1800 rating prize. The Under 1500 rating prize was won by Russell Dodington with Hugo Fowler winning the Junior prize.

 

It is hoped to arrange another Blitz event in September - watch for details.

 

Read more: Welsh Blitz Championship: 10th April - Pencoed:

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