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Grangemouth Congress 2011 - Prizewinners - Donald Wilson - 11-09-2011

The 38th annual Grangemouth Chess Congress concluded today, and the prizewinners in the various sections were as follows:

Premier

1= IM Stephen Burns-Mannion (Hamilton)
Daniel Maxwell (Bon Accord)
James Doyle (Shettleston)
Jonathan Scott (Edinburgh) - 4/5

(Jonathan Scott wins the trophy on tie-break (Sonneborn-Berger); he also wins the Brian Currie Memorial Shield for the best performance above published grade by a Junior in any of the adult tournaments - a tournament performance of 2385 compared with his published grade of 1848.)

Under-1900 Grading Prize =
Michael Ridge and Sam Gregory (both Edinburgh) - 3/5

Challengers

1. Alex Gillies (Shettleston) - 4½/5
2. Paul MacDonald (Greenwood) - 4/5
3= Michael Roth (Perth)
Phil Thomas (East Kilbride) - 3½/5

Under-1700 Grading Prize
Alan Birnie (Irvine) - 3/5

Major

1. Dave Hewitt (Stirling) - 4½/5
2= John Smith (Grangemouth)
Graham Allison (Grangemouth)
Maryann McDonald (Bon Accord)
Angus McDonald (Bon Accord) - 4/5

Under-1525 Grading Prize
Ian MacKay (Austin Friars) - 3½/5

Under-1425 Grading Prize =
Mike Mitchell (Glasgow) and Vasif Ramazanov (Bon Accord) - 3/5

Minor

1. Fergus Skillen (South Morningside) - 4½/5
2. Andrew McCusker (Hamilton) - 4/5
3= Robert Kelso (Cumbernauld)
Lawrence Freel (Hamilton) - 3½/5

Under-1150 Grading Prize
Robbie Mcleod (Castlehill) - 3½/5

Saturday Primary

1. Andrew Gillies (Hamilton) - 6/7
2. Euan Dawson (Lawhead PS) - 5½/7
3. Jack Turner (St Andrews) - 5/7

Medals: Tom Constance (Lawhead PS), Aaron Gourlay (Perth) and Darren Gillies (Hamilton) - 4/7
Euan Gray (Mile End) - 3½/7

Saturday Junior

1. Dan Clewett (Orkney) - 7/7
2. Leonardo Sani (Ninewells) - 5/7
3. Craig Gillies (Hamilton) - 4/7

Sunday Primary

1. Kirsty McCusker (Balmuildy PS) - 4½/7
2. Euan Gray (Mile End) - 4½/7
3. Darren Gillies (Hamilton) - 4/7

Medals: Andrew Gillies (Hamilton) - 4/7
Aaron Gourlay (Perth) - 3½/7

Sunday Junior

1. Dan Clewett (Orkney) - 6½/7
2. Craig Gillies (Hamilton) - 5/7
3. Michael Morrison (Bishopton) - 4½/7
(Dan Clewett also wins the Junior Trophy for the best combined Saturday/Sunday score.)

I'll send off the grading data for the adult tournaments tomorrow.


Re: Grangemouth Congress 2011 - Prizewinners - Andy Howie - 11-09-2011

And of course,

The photos

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.221444931243756.71419.177956778925905&l=532eb5e347&type=1


Re: Grangemouth Congress 2011 - Prizewinners - Mike Scott - 12-09-2011

Great set of results for the juniors, with them taking main prizes in 3 out of the 4 sections and this despite a good number of them being at the European Junior Championships.


Re: Grangemouth Congress 2011 - Prizewinners - Andrew McHarg - 12-09-2011

That's a formidable TPR by Jonny! Some very promising performances by quite a few juniors in this event. Well done all! Big Grin


Re: Grangemouth Congress 2011 - Prizewinners - Mike Mitchell - 12-09-2011

Great tournament Donald, and thanks to all the organisers. I missed out Grangemouth last year to go to Leuchars instead, this year it was the other way round. The weather on the way through confirmed this was the right choice!

Also the hamburgers were a life saver after a (admittedly self inflicted) few too many on the Saturday night.

The relentless march of the juniors continues!!!


Re: Grangemouth Congress 2011 - Prizewinners - Donald Wilson - 12-09-2011

Testing the games facility.

[pgn][Event "Grangemouth Premier"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2011.09.11"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Neil Farrell"]
[Black "Jonathan Scott"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E92"]
[WhiteElo "2133"]
[BlackElo "1848"]
[PlyCount "120"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Be2 e5 7. Be3 Nc6 8. d5
Ne7 9. Nd2 Nd7 10. O-O f5 11. f3 f4 12. Bf2 g5 13. Rc1 Ng6 14. c5 Nxc5 15. b4
Na6 16. Nb5 Bd7 17. Qb3 Bxb5 18. Bxb5 Rf7 19. Bxa6 bxa6 20. Rc6 a5 21. b5 h5
22. Rfc1 g4 23. Qc2 g3 24. Be1 gxh2+ 25. Kxh2 Rc8 26. Nc4 Bf8 27. Qf2 Rg7 28.
Rc2 Be7 29. Kg1 h4 30. Kf1 Qd7 31. Qg1 h3 32. Qh2 Rh7 33. g4 fxg3 34. Bxg3 Rf8
35. Nd2 Bg5 36. Ke2 Bxd2 37. Rxd2 Ne7 38. Rc3 Qxb5+ 39. Ke1 Ng6 40. Qe2 Qxe2+
41. Rxe2 Nf4 42. Rb2 Rg7 43. Bxf4 Rg1+ 44. Kd2 Rg2+ 45. Kc1 Rxb2 46. Kxb2 Rxf4
47. Rxc7 h2 48. Rc1 Rxf3 49. Rh1 Rf2+ 50. Kb3 Kg7 51. a3 Kg6 52. Ka4 Kg5 53.
Kxa5 Kg4 54. Kb5 Rc2 55. Ka6 Kg3 56. Kxa7 Kg2 57. Ra1 h1=Q 58. Rxh1 Kxh1 59.
Kb6 Kg2 60. a4 Kf3 0-1[/pgn]

I think that's a pretty impressive game - there was a big crowd watching the ending.