Congratulations to Tim Kett, winner of the 2016 Welsh Championships, with a score of 6/7. This is Tim’s third title, having won it outright in 2014 and sharing the title with Richard Jones in 2012. Congratulations also to Julie Van Kemenade, winner of the Welsh Ladies Championship with a score of 3/7.
Taking second place in the Championships was FM Sven Zeidler, and five players shared third: Thomas Brown, Juan Talavera Rodriguez, David Jameson, Peter Eshander, and Ben Thomas.
The highest score in the Championships section decided the winners of the under 21 and under 18s title for 2016. Ben Thomas netted both, with a score of 4.5/7. Sharing the under 16 title, with scores of 4/7 in the Open were Venetia Sivarajasingam, Shayanna Sivarajasingam and Imogen Camp.
The 2015 Tom Weston Open/Major Championship was won by GM Matthew Turner, who scored a perfect 7/7. As he is not Welsh-qualified, the Tom Weston shield is won by the highest placed Welsh qualified player. This year's award goes to Charles Summers, who scored 5/7, finishing in joint second place with Dominic Gibbs. Grading prizes were won by Paul Bridges, Guy Wagner, Sam Jukes, Roy Thomas, Shayanna Sivarajasingam, Venetia Sivarajasingam and Bill Hunt
In the John Bishop Memorial Championship, the winner was Jake Hurley (6/7). Mohamed Binesmael (5.5/7) came second and Richard Livermore (5/7) third. The grading prize was won by Stephen Bonutto.
All games from the Welsh Championship can be downloaded from here.
Tim Kett, winner of the 2016 Welsh Championships, with a score of 6/7
Julie Van Kemenade, winner of the
Welsh Ladies Championship
FM Sven Zeidler came second in the Welsh Championships
Five players shared third in the Welsh Championships: From the left
Ben Thomas, David Jameson, Thomas Brown, Juan Rodriguez, and Peter Ehsander (not pictured)
Ben Thomas is Welsh Under 18 and
Welsh Under 21 Champion
Venetia Sivarajasingam, Shayanna Sivarajasingam and
Imogen Camp are joint winners of the Welsh Under 16 title
GM Matthew Turner won the
The Tom Watson shield is won by
Jake Hurley won the John Bishop Memorial Championship,
with Mohamed Binesmael netting second place
Stephen Bonutto (Grading Prize winner in Minor) and Richard Livermore 3rd in Minor
Tim Kett collected the Geoff Tyrrell prize on
the first day of the championships