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West Wales Congress 2009

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West Wales Congress


Seventy-seven players entered The West Wales Congress which took part last weekend ( Oct 16th-18th) at the excellent venue of the Glamorgan Arms Conference Centre, Pontlliw, Swansea - organised by Les Philpin.

The Congress was arbited by Ian Eustis.

The Open finished in a three-way tie between Richard S Jones (Nidum), Roland Berzinsh (Bridgend) and Allan Pleasants (Wessex) with 4/5  - Richard defeated the Latvian IM in rd3.

The Major was won convincingly by Craig Woolcock ( Barry) with a perfect 5/5

The Minor was won by Sam Pritchard (Morriston) with 4.5/5

Report by Glyn Sinnett.