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Billericay Player, Rob Killeen came up against former Braintree player, Andy Barber, when he made a surprise appearance in the Chester & District Chess League. Andy Barber moved to Cheshire a number of years ago and Rob, who had been working temporarily in the area, opted to sign up briefly with Chester, in time for their local league match against Buckley & Mold

Robert Killeen gets 3rd place in Braintree Blitz

On Saturday 17th September 2016, Braintree Chess Club hosted a 7 Round Rapidplay tournament in the attractive setting of Bures, Suffolk. 30 players came from a number of different clubs in Essex, Suffolk and London. Billericay player, Robert Killeen had won against the tournament leader, Paul Kenning, to lead on 5/6 going into the final round. Robert then came up against Andy Lewis, who found a way to win a very close game. On Board 2, Russell White of Chelmsford also won through against Paul Kenning to finish on equal points with Andy Lewis.

The final result was 1st Andy Lewis (5.5), 2nd Russell White (5.5), 3rd Robert Killeen (5), 4th Ivor Smith (5).

 

Braintree Rapidplay, Bures 17th September 2016 - Final Standing
Rank Id Name  Rating  Club Score
1 1 Andrew Lewis 216 Manningtree 5.5
2 3 Russell White 191 Chelmsford 5.5
3 13 Robert Killeen 147 Billericay 5.0
4 12 Ivor Smith 151 Writtle 5.0
5 4 Paul Kenning 174 Braintree 4.5
6 8 Mark Murrell 162 Wanstead & Woodford 4.5
7 16 Peter Byford 142 Braintree 4.5
8 9 Kerry Chilvers 158 Writtle 4.5
9 10 Jim Steele 156 Witham 4.5
10 2 Jon Underwood 200 Seaton 4.0
11 19 Leon Hines 133 Lowestoft 4.0
12 15 Wayland Medlycott 145 Braintree 4.0
13 28 Stephen Cotterell 89 Lowestoft 4.0
14 6 William Young 165 Braintree 3.5
15 7 Chris Hampton 163 Maldon 3.5
16 21 Mark Nettleton 124 Lowestoft 3.5
17 5 Jim Howson 172 Writtle 3.5
18 17 Kenn Butcher 139 Braintree 3.5
19 18 Leonardo Stefanoni 139 Ilford 3.0
20 29 Michael Coughtrey 88 Clacton 3.0
21 24 Michael Sullivan 110 Upminster 3.0
22 20 John Lambert 132 Clacton 3.0
23 22 Gerald Conley 122 Braintree 3.0
24 26 Johny Ellis 100 Kings Gambit 2.5
25 11 Eddie Banks 153 Braintree 2.5
26 23 David Lewis 110 Brentwood 2.5
27 14 Samuel Gaffney 147 Lowestoft 2.5
28 25 Dave Wall 100 Kings Gambit 2.0
29 30 Sid McDonald 87 Sudbury 1.0
30 27 Philip Hand 90 Braintree -  

Ian Reynolds wins the 2016 Welsh Senior's Championship

The 2016 South Wales Summer Congress, which was held over the August Bank Holiday weekend, included a specific section for Senior players. The Congress, which was held in Penarth, near Cardiff, incorporated the '2nd Welsh Senior's Tournament'. 20 players took part in the Senior competition, and it was won by Billericay (and Wanstead) player, Ian Reynolds, with a score of 4/5. Further details of this FIDE (World Chess Federation) event can be seen Here

Ian secured 1st Prize with this final Round win, against Peter Bevan