Bernard Bruno Memorial Rapidplay - 23rd June 2014

27 players turned up for the 6th Bernard Bruno memorial tournament which marks the end of the season.  6 rounds of 20 minute games, as usual handicapped on time, was the formula. 

It was an enjoyable evening of chess with many close games - big thanks to Will and Cassie whose ability to set the clocks at high speed kept the event on schedule. Also to Keith Homeyard for donating some super books for prizes.

The evening saw many seniors short on time playing juniors with lots of time but experience generally triumphed over youth on this occasion.

Congratulations to Matt who won all his games to finish 6/6 and employed interesting tactics such as hurling his Knight off the board, knocking pieces over while moving and offering a draw in the opponents thinking time!

1st

Matt Payne

2nd

William Graham

3rd

Cassie Graham (on tie-break)

Highest First Round Loser

Peter Larwood

Top Junior

Thomas Thorogood (on tie-break)

Top Under 100

Dave Bennett

Book Prizes

Nick Skinner (missed out on 3rd on progressives)
Alec Hedger (missed out on top junior on progressives)
Keith Guinness

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