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).
|6||8||Mark Murrell||162||Wanstead & Woodford||4.5|
|24||26||Johny Ellis||100||Kings Gambit||2.5|
|28||25||Dave Wall||100||Kings Gambit||2.0|
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