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Congress of the Year 2018

Thank you to all those who attended the 49th Thanet Chess Congress this year. 103 players took part and the results are listed below.  Games and photos are being published on the Broadstairs Chess Club site which can be accessed here. It is hoped to feature games from each of the five sections including the game selected by the arbiter, Kevin Thurlow, as the Game of the Tournament. If you took part in the tournament and have a game you think deserves a wider audience, please go to the Broadstairs site and send it in the Contact Us section. Annotations and comments are especially welcome. Finally, many thanks to Kevin as Arbiter, Karen Fowler for updating all the charts, Ian Hames for general help throughout the weekend and to Andy Flood as Controller. There can’t be many congresses planned, organised and run by one person so hats off to him and we look forward to the 50th Thanet Congress which will take place from August 16-18 2019. It will be a special occasion so check out this site in March when, after our hibernation, exciting news of the anniversary congress will be announced.

Open Grade Score
1st IM Adam Hunt Gullbuster Open Champion 226 4
2nd = Mikey Watson Kent Open Champion 182 3.5
Martin Taylor 222 3.5
U185 Grading Prize Ranesh Ratnesan 185 3
Challengers
1st = Edward Gray 155 4
Tony Lee 166 4
3rd = Matthew Britnell 154 3.5
Rajeiv Ratnesan 153 3.5
5th Bob Pooley Kent Challengers Champion 152 3
Major
1st = Rob Woolacott Kent Major Champion 132 3.5
Ian Cross 142 3.5
David Pinch 146 3.5
Phil Foley 141 3.5
Intermediate
1st Colin Gregory Kent Intermediate Champion 119 4.5
2nd Paul Johnson 116 4
3rd = Ian Blencowe 123 3.5
Lee Bullock 128 3.5
Tyrone Jefferies 119 3.5
Lee Brockwell 118 3.5
Minor
1st = David Archer 105 4
Emily Maton 66 4
Joshua Vaughan Kent Minor Champion 93 4
90 and under Grading Prize Michael Doyle 90 3
75 and under Grading Prize Pavel Maurus 60 3.5
Best score by a senior Colin Gardiner 107 3.5
Best score by a junior Freddie Hand 206 3
Oyster Shield (Best Thanet senior) Reg Pidduck 101 3.5