2015 Congress

9th Weald Chess Congress Results – July 11th-12th 2015

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A record entry of 140 this year, including 10 sets of parent-child competitors – another record. Thanks to Copthorne Prep School for the spacious venue and to our team of volunteers:

  • Set Up – Gary McCulloch, Dave and Will Graham, Karen Meakings
  • Catering – Balvinder Ahluwalia, Jon Allin, Julia Bennet-Stevens, Debbie Forster, Helen Miller
  • Arbiters Mike Forster and Sue Howell
  • Tournament Control – Catherine Finn and Shaun Brewer
  • Thanks to Neil Jamieson and Amardip Ahluwalia for playing as fillers

As a non-profit making event we gratefully acknowledge the kind donations received from so many competitors. Any surplus funds will be used to improve the event for next year and for the support of junior chess in Sussex.

Results and crosstables below…click here for a photo gallery.

Open Major (U175) Intermediate (U140) Minor (U110)
1st GM Nick Pert
IM Gediminas Sarakauskas
Paul Jackson
Alfie Onslow
Matthew Wilson
Gary Willson Paul Buswell
2nd n/a n/a Lucy Bennet-Stevens
Stephen Crockett
Daniel Finn
Michael Moura
Patrick Sartain
Jennifer Goldsmith
Andy Laurillard
Aurideep Nayak
3rd IM Graeme Buckley n/a n/a n/a
Grading Prizes Peter Ackley (U200)
Richard Zhu (U190)
David Fryer (U181=)
Krzysztof Jamroz (U181=)
Martin Faulkner (U165=)
Will Graham (U165=)
Damian McCarthy (U165=)
Thomas Finn (U162)
Robert Fisher (U151=)
Alexander Jamieson (U151=)
Paul Richardson (U151=)
Ximan Mao (U151=)
Matthew Forster (U141)
Oli Howell (U131)
Jacob Watson (U126)
Brian Stockham (U121=)
David Wallis (U121=)
Alex Miller (U115)
Edward Gray (U108)
Viktor Jamroz (U105)
Alex Barlov (U90=)
Elizabeth Finn (U90=)
Bridie O’Leary (U90=)
Mario Pastrana (U90=)
Kieron Escott (U75=)
Ken Haworth (U75=)
Sasmit Neogi (U65)

Subject to verification, the British Championships 2015 place was awarded to Peter Ackley.

Sussex Champions:
Sussex U18 George Self Cup Sussex U14 Brian Denman Cup Sussex Girls Anne Gammans Cup
Callum Brewer Matthew Forster Cassie Graham
Crosstables:

Open

                                 ECF           R O U N D S
 Pos Player                    Grade   1     2     3     4     5     A   B   C   D   TB 

   1 Pert, Nicholas...........  254A  w7+   b20+  w10+  b2=   w5+    4½  5 1289 258  14 
   2 Sarakauskas, Gediminas...  233A  b22+  w26+  b9+   w1=   b4+    4½  5 1227 245  14 
 
   3 Buckley, Graeme N........  219A  w18+  b14+  w13-  b19+  w9+    4   5 1107 221  12 
 
   4 Fryer, David W...........  180B  w19+  b13=  w11+  b10+  w2-    3½  5 1100 220  12 
   5 Ackley, Peter JE.........  190A  w17=  b21+  w16+  b13+  b1-    3½  5 1020 204  11½
   6 Jamroz, Krzysztof........  176D  b23+  w9-   b15=  w26+  w13+   3½  5 1058 212   9½
   7 Zhu, Richard.............  185A  b1-   w24+  b17=  w18+  b23+   3½  5 1023 205   8½
   8 Salimbeni, George PW.....  193*  b27-  w31=  b30+  w17+  b15+   3½  5  942 188   8 
 
   9 Hunt, Daniel.............  194D  w28+  b6+   w2-   b14+  b3-    3   5 1032 206  11 
  10 Payne, Matthew J.........  189A  b31+  w27+  b1-   w4-   b21+   3   5  948 190  10 
  11 Gupta, Arul..............  194A  b16=  w30+  b4-   w12=  b18+   3   5  927 185   8½
  12 Costley, Martin O........  185C  bye=  w16-  b31+  b11=  w19+   3   4  784 196   7½
 
  13 de Coverly, Roger D......  190A  b25+  w4=   b3+   w5-   b6-    2½  5  927 185  10 
  14 Kalavannan, Koby.........  186A  bye+  w3-   b27+  w9-   b22=   2½  4  713 178   8½
  15 Briggs, John Nicholas....  189A  w21=  b17=  w6=   b16+  w8-    2½  5  869 174   8 
  16 Hand, Freddie............  173A  w11=  b12+  b5-   w15-  b27+   2½  5  926 185   7½
  17 Brewer, Callum D.........  166A  b5=   w15=  w7=   b8-   w28+   2½  5  925 185   7 
 
  18 Golding, Alex............  180A  b3-   bye+  w20+  b7-   w11-   2   4  685 171   7 
  19 Graham, David B..........  207A  b4-   w25+  b22+  w3-   b12-   2   5  883 177   7 
  20 Willson, Ollie...........  187A  b24+  w1-   b18-  w27=  w25=   2   5  841 168   6½
  21 Graham, William M........  161A  b15=  w5-   b23=  w31+  w10-   2   5  876 175   6 
  22 Haridas, Girinath........  182A  w2-   b29+  w19-  b28=  w14=   2   5  892 178   5½
  23 Jones, Steven A..........  198A  w6-   b28=  w21=  b24+  w7-    2   5  798 160   5½
  24 Faulkner, Martin J.......  154A  w20-  b7-   bye+  w23-  b30+   2   4  625 156   4 
  25 McCarthy, Damian.........  162A  w13-  b19-  w28=  bye+  b20=   2   4  647 162   4 
 
  26 Bonafont, Philip R.......  187A  w29+  b2-   bye=  b6-          1½  3  512 171   6½
  27 Higgs, Anthony RJ........  168A  w8+   b10-  w14-  b20=  w16-   1½  5  828 166   6 
  28 Anbukumar, Hajane........  168A  b9-   w23=  b25=  w22=  b17-   1½  5  802 160   4½
  29 Keen, Cosima C...........  159B  b26-  w22-  bye=  w30=  b31=   1½  4  588 147   3 
 
  30 Benson, Sean T...........  159A  bye=  b11-  w8-   b29=  w24-   1   4  550 138   3½
  31 Verma, Aditya............  160A  w10-  b8=   w12-  b21-  w29=   1   5  737 147   2½
 
Index:
     A = Player's score
     B = Number of graded games played
     C = Total grading points
     D = Grading performance
     TB= Sum of progressive scores Standard
 
Crosstables:

Major

                                 ECF           R O U N D S
 Pos Player                    Grade   1     2     3     4     5     A   B   C   D   TB 

   1 Jackson, Paul G..........  161A  b26+  w24+  b7=   w4=   b8+    4   5  906 181  12½
   2 Onslow, Alfie............  152A  b21=  w31+  b5=   w11+  b7+    4   5  873 175  11 
   3 Wilson, Matthew R........  157A  b24-  w30+  b15+  w21+  b16+   4   5  834 167  10 
 
   4 Appleby, Stephen.........  165A  b15+  w27+  bye=  b1=   w5=    3½  4  683 171  12 
   5 Forster, Matthew.........  136A  b14+  b9+   w2=   w7=   b4=    3½  5  908 182  12 
   6 Finn, Thomas.............  154B  w13=  b12=  w28+  b10=  w17+   3½  5  772 154   9½
 
   7 Barton, R Alan...........  169C  w17+  b22+  w1=   b5=   w2-    3   5  784 157  11½
   8 Fisher, Robert HC........  150B  w12=  b28=  w23+  b13+  w1-    3   5  738 148   9½
   9 Kelly, Paul J............  163A  b29+  w5-   b24+  w16=  b12=   3   5  739 148   9½
  10 Richardson, Paul.........  142A  b11=  w32+  b16=  w6=   b14=   3   5  790 158   9½
  11 Green, Michael...........  165A  w10=  b20+  w13=  b2-   w23+   3   5  756 151   9 
  12 Howell, Oliver W.........  128A  b8=   w6=   b27+  bye=  w9=    3   4  661 165   9 
  13 Jamieson, Alexander......  133A  b6=   w19+  b11=  w8-   b22+   3   5  823 165   9 
  14 Welford, Richard R.......  159A  w5-   b26+  w17=  b18+  w10=   3   5  757 151   8 
  15 Mao, Ximan...............  142A  w4-   b33+  w3-   b31+  w25+   3   5  738 148   7 
 
  16 Lear, Chris..............  150r  w28=  b18+  w10=  b9=   w3-    2½  5  739 148   9 
  17 Graham, Cassie M.........  142A  b7-   w25+  b14=  w19+  b6-    2½  5  763 153   7½
  18 Lanzer, Robert A.........  150B  b30+  w16-  b21=  w14-  b27+   2½  5  710 142   7½
  19 Golding, James...........  161A  w23=  b13-  w22+  b17-  w28+   2½  5  684 137   6½
  20 Williams, Stephen........  140A  bye=  w11-  b29-  w30+  b21+   2½  4  562 141   5½
 
  21 Ratnesan, Ranesh.........  130A  w2=   b34+  w18=  b3-   w20-   2   5  695 139   8 
  22 Horlock, Peter J.........  143A  b25+  w7-   b19-  bye+  w13-   2   4  483 121   7 
  23 Allin, Joseph............  139E  b19=  w29=  b8-   w24+  b11-   2   5  701 140   6½
  24 Kirkwood, Ross W.........  135*  w3+   b1-   w9-   b23-  w33+   2   5  693 139   6 
  25 Akeya-Price, Robert A....  120A  w22-  b17-  bye+  w26+  b15-   2   4  464 116   5 
  26 Britnell, Matthew J......  137B  w1-   w14-  b32+  b25-  w31+   2   5  625 125   4 
 
  27 Green, Emily.............  144A  w33+  b4-   w12-  b28=  w18-   1½  5  593 119   6 
  28 Zhao, Haolin.............  127A  b16=  w8=   b6-   w27=  b19-   1½  5  659 132   5½
  29 Salmons, Calum...........  140A  w9-   b23=  w20+               1½  3  442 147   5 
  30 Watson, Mikey J..........  127A  w18-  b3-   w33=  b20-  b32+   1½  5  582 116   2½
 
  31 Davidson, Laura J........  123A  w34=  b2-   bye=  w15-  b26-   1   4  427 107   4 
  32 Dean, Michael J..........  112C  bye=  b10-  w26-  b33=  w30-   1   4  379  95   3½
  33 Lovell, William PM.......  123A  b27-  w15-  b30=  w32=  b24-   1   5  510 102   2½
 
  34 Homer, Neil S............  146A  b31=  w21-                      ½  2  203 102   2½
 
Index:
     A = Player's score
     B = Number of graded games played
     C = Total grading points
     D = Grading performance
     TB= Sum of progressive scores Standard
 
Crosstables:

Intermediate

 
                                ECF           R O U N D S
 Pos Player                    Grade   1     2     3     4     5     A   B   C   D   TB 

   1 Willson, Gary............  125C  b22+  w33+  b7=   w9+   w2+    4½  5  805 161  13½
 
   2 Moura, Michael...........  129C  b40+  w6+   b8+   w10+  b1-    4   5  757 151  14 
   3 Finn, Daniel M...........  124B  w38+  b12=  w16+  b11+  w4=    4   5  735 147  12½
   4 Crockett, Stephen J......  120A  bye=  b34+  w35+  w7+   b3=    4   4  637 159  12 
   5 Sartain, Patrick P.......  122A  w32+  b23+  w10-  b12+  w19+   4   5  763 153  12 
   6 Bennet-Stevens, Lucy.....  119A  w29+  b2-   w28+  b23+  b10+   4   5  753 151  11 
 
   7 Howell, Matthew G........  133A  w35+  b18+  w1=   b4-   w17+   3½  5  695 139  11½
   8 Watson, Jacob............  123A  w28+  b25+  w2-   b17=  w16+   3½  5  655 131  11 
   9 Bryant, Marc A...........  137D  w34=  b19+  w13+  b1-   w20+   3½  5  712 142  10½
 
  10 Weston, Peter............  128C  b39+  w24+  b5+   b2-   w6-    3   5  634 127  12 
  11 Baldock, Mark Philip.....  130A  w27+  b13=  bye=  w3-   b24+   3   4  507 127   9½
  12 Miller, Alexander........  112r  b14+  w3=   bye=  w5-   b26+   3   4  543 136   9½
  13 Wallis, David............  117A  b37+  w11=  b9-   w14=  b25+   3   5  612 122   9 
  14 Denning, Julie L.........  128B  w12-  b38+  w27=  b13=  w28+   3   5  611 122   7½
  15 Stockham, Brian..........  118C  b33-  w22+  b29=  b31=  w30+   3   5  579 116   7½
 
  16 Hedger, Alec.............  113A  w19=  b26+  b3-   w18+  b8-    2½  5  621 124   8½
  17 Britton, David...........  114A  w23-  b32+  w25+  w8=   b7-    2½  5  586 117   8 
  18 McKeon, John E...........  122A  b30+  w7-   bye=  b16-  w27+   2½  4  464 116   7½
  19 Parsons, Robert..........  133A  b16=  w9-   b34+  w33+  b5-    2½  5  585 117   7½
  20 Samworth-Calvier, Juju...  121A  b24-  w39+  b33=  w29+  b9-    2½  5  549 110   7½
  21 Gray, Edward.............  105A  bye=  bye-  bye-  b39+  w35+   2½  2  325 163   5½
  22 Kolani, Arjun............  109D  w1-   b15-  bye=  w40+  b33+   2½  4  452 113   4½
 
  23 Smith, Paul..............  136A  b17+  w5-   b24+  w6-          2   4  458 115   8 
  24 Chadwick, Susan E........  103A  w20+  b10-  w23-  b35+  w11-   2   5  579 116   7 
  25 Fowler, Caspian..........   90B  b31+  w8-   b17-  bye+  w13-   2   4  371  93   7 
  26 Miles, Barry S...........  119A  bye=  w16-  b40+  b27=  w12-   2   4  400 100   6½
  27 Onslow, Teddy............  113A  b11-  w37+  b14=  w26=  b18-   2   5  523 105   6½
  28 Manchester, Oliver.......  109D  b8-   w31+  b6-   w37+  b14-   2   5  511 102   6 
  29 Saravanan, Aadarsh.......  101A  b6-   w40+  w15=  b20-  w31=   2   5  537 107   6 
  30 Rustom, Zevon............  105A  w18-  b35-  bye+  w34+  b15-   2   4  370  93   5 
  31 Neale, George............  117A  w25-  b28-  w32+  w15=  b29=   2   5  472  94   4½
  32 Westwood-Dunkley, Hugo...  104B  b5-   w17-  b31-  b38+  w37+   2   5  487  97   3 
 
  33 Britnell, Jonathan.......   97E  w15+  b1-   w20=  b19-  w22-   1½  5  506 101   6½
  34 Fowler, Hugo.............  116A  b9=   w4-   w19-  b30-  w39+   1½  5  506 101   3½
 
  35 Counsell, Robert W.......  114B  b7-   w30+  b4-   w24-  b21-   1   5  416  83   4 
  36 Bullock, Lee.............  130A  bye-  bye-  bye+               1   0    0   0   3 
  37 Laurillard, Xavier.......   74B  w13-  b27-  w38+  b28-  b32-   1   5  400  80   3 
  38 Golding, William.........  110A  b3-   w14-  b37-  w32-  b40+   1   5  392  78   1 
 
  39 Yu, Tim..................  111*  w10-  b20-  bye=  w21-  b34-    ½  4  270  68   1½
 
  40 Lear, Jamie..............  112r  w2-   b29-  w26-  b22-  w38-   0   5  318  64   0 
 
Index:
     A = Player's score
     B = Number of graded games played
     C = Total grading points
     D = Grading performance
     TB= Sum of progressive scores Standard
Crosstables:

Minor

                                 ECF           R O U N D S
 Pos Player                    Grade   1     2     3     4     5     A   B   C   D   TB 

   1 Buswell, Paul............  109B  w15+  b18+  w12+  b5+   w2=    4½  5  647 129  14½
 
   2 Laurillard, Andy.........    0d  b24+  w3+   w14=  b9+   b1=    4   5  350  70  13 
   3 Goldsmith, Jennifer......  107A  w16+  b2-   w22+  b14+  w10+   4   5  570 114  11 
   4 Nayak, Aurideep..........  104A  w27+  b10-  w25+  b12+  w11+   4   5  609 122  11 
 
   5 Jamroz, Viktor...........   97E  w23+  b8+   w10+  w1-   b6=    3½  5  592 118  12½
   6 Bolan, Michael T.........  107A  w25+  b19+  w9=   b11=  w5=    3½  5  546 109  12 
   7 Archer, David J..........  108A  w20+  b9-   w19+  b16=  w14+   3½  5  522 104  10 
   8 Scott, Len A.............  108D  b22+  w5-   bye=  b28+  w16+   3½  4  423 106   9½
 
   9 Banks, Michael...........   94B  b31+  w7+   b6=   w2-   b17=   3   5  468  94  11 
  10 Stockham, Michael........  109C  b21+  w4+   b5-   w24+  b3-    3   5  520 104  11 
  11 Morris-Weston, Robin T...  109E  bye=  w30+  b17+  w6=   b4-    3   4  425 106  10½
  12 O'Leary, Eoin............  107A  b26+  w33+  b1-   w4-   b24+   3   5  482  96  10 
  13 Yu, Leo..................   90E  w34+  b14-  bye=  w17=  b25+   3   4  370  93   8½
 
  14 Fraser, Alan R...........  107A  b35+  w13+  b2=   w3-   b7-    2½  5  440  88  10½
  15 Barlov, Alex.............   78E  b1-   w26+  b33+  bye=         2½  3  290  97   8 
  16 Haworth, Ken.............   67B  b3-   bye+  w18+  w7=   b8-    2½  4  367  92   8 
  17 Vernon, Colin G..........   95A  bye=  b28+  w11-  b13=  w9=    2½  4  381  95   8 
  18 Buckley, Lucy............   96r  b36+  w1-   b16-  w35+  b21=   2½  5  377  75   7½
  19 Pastrana, Mario..........   78r  bye+  w6-   b7-   b23=  w28+   2½  4  312  78   7 
  20 Finn, Elizabeth..........   75D  b7-   w36+  bye=  w26-  b31+   2½  4  278  70   6½
  21 O'Leary, Bridie..........   77A  w10-  b23+  w28-  b34+  w18=   2½  5  389  78   6½
  22 Escott, Kieron...........   70r  w8-   b32+  b3-   w31=  b33+   2½  5  374  75   6 
  23 Neogi, Sasmit............   59E  b5-   w21-  b26+  w19=  b30+   2½  5  338  68   5 
 
  24 Buckley, Emma............   85r  w2-   b27+  w34+  b10-  w12-   2   5  322  64   7 
  25 Ratnesan, Radha..........   68A  b6-   w31+  b4-   w33+  w13-   2   5  362  72   6 
  26 Brightley-Davies, Ciaran.   67D  w12-  b15-  w23-  b20+  b35+   2   5  337  67   3 
  27 Denton, John.............   66r  b4-   w24-  b35-  w32+  bye+   2   4  205  51   3 
 
  28 Manchester, Thomas.......   88D  b30=  w17-  b21+  w8-   b19-   1½  5  306  61   5½
  29 Matilal, Tamal K.........  101C        bye=  b30+               1½  1  111 111   5 
  30 Johnson, Cassius.........    0d  w28=  b11-  w29-  b36+  w23-   1½  5  100  20   4½
  31 Green, Susan.............   47D  w9-   b25-  bye+  b22=  w20-   1½  4  150  38   4 
  32 Velayudham, Suriya.......   48D  b33-  w22-  bye=  b27-  w36+   1½  4  156  39   2½
 
  33 Verma, Shlok.............   64r  w32+  b12-  w15-  b25-  w22-   1   5  218  44   5 
  34 Chiaia, Gualtiero........    0d  b13-  w35+  b24-  w21-         1   4   60  15   4 
  35 Shchepinova, Polina......   68r  w14-  b34-  w27+  b18-  w26-   1   5  214  43   3 
 
  36 Suraj, Madhav............   56r  w18-  b20-  bye=  w30-  b32-    ½  4   35   9   1½
 
Index:
     A = Player's score
     B = Number of graded games played
     C = Total grading points
     D = Grading performance
     TB= Sum of progressive scores Standard
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