South Wales Winter Congress


January 6th - 8th

 

The South Wales Winter Congress was held in the 'Best Western' Heronston Hotel, Ewenny Road, Bridgend. 

 

       

Open:

1st

2nd

3rd=  

 

Sven Zeidler  5/5

Tom Brown 4 1/2

Gerry Heap, Olivia Smith 3.5/5 

Major:

1st

2nd

3rd

Nicholas Evans  4.5/5

Matthew Francis  4/5

Simon Blackmore  3.5/5

 

Minor:


1st

2nd

Rhys Bennett  4.5/5

Owen Bennett  4/5


Hersonston Hotel

 

There were 3 sections - Open, Major/U1800 and Minor/U1500. The Under 18 Girls Championships which was scheduled to run alongside the congress has been postponed due to lack of entrants and so it will be incorporated into the Summer Congress.

The rate of play was 40 moves in 100 minutes and 20 minutes to finish the game, and the event was controlled by Kevin Staveley.  

playing hall

Playing Hall 

Analysis area

Analysis Area

Lobby

Lobby Waiting Area

Francis Bowers Chess Supplies

A huge display of chess supplies from a regular attender at the welsh congresses Francis Bowers.

 email: chessbower@aol.com     Phone: 01733 579569

board1 final round

 Open Board 1 Final Round:   Sven Zeidler (right) was overall winner

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Major Board 1 Final Round: Nicholas (right) was overall winner

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Minor Board 1 Final Round: Rhys (right) was overall winner

  


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