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Glasgow Congress 2003 - Results

(31/10/03 - 2/11/03)

by Ken Stewart

Open (Prizes: £550, £275, £150 + 2 x £100 grading prizes)
1st= Robert Gwaze (Zimbabwe), Stephen R Mannion, Alan Grant (both Cathcart),
Jonathan Grant, Kete Arakhamia Grant (both Edinburgh West) 4/5;
6-10th Graeme Kafka (Edinburgh), Daniel McGowan (Tiree), Richard Lilja (Denmark),
Craig Pritchett (Dunbar), Mark Broom (Lewes) 3.5;
11-17th Colin Crouch (Pinner), Patrick Coffey* (Hamilton), Stephen Balmer* (Edinburgh),
Chris Tweedie** (Hamilton), Edwin Spencer* (Dundee & Victoria), Alan Jelfs* (Renfrew),
James McCafferty** (Glas Montrose) 3.
* under 2050 grading prize
** under 1900 grading prize

Major (Prizes £175, £100, £50)
1st Findlay Murray (Bank of Scotland) 4.5/5
2-4th Joe Parks (Kilmarnock), Brian Henderson (Phones), Michael Rooney (D n'A) 4
5-10th Ian Aird, George Murphy (both Dalmuir), John Clifford (Bon Accord), Hugh Flockhart (Lasswade), Alan Archibald (Sandy Bell's); John Dempsey (Glas Montrose) 3.5

Minor (Prizes £175, £100, £50)
1st Robert Gourlay (Irvine Porthead) 4.5/5
2-5 Eoghan Farmer (Nairn), Alex J Stewart (Bon Accord), Stewart McKay (E Kilbride),
Chris Perkin (Glas Montrose) 4
6-9 Paul Connelly (Dunfermline), Joe Weir (D n'A), David Potts (Knight Moves), Lawrence Freel, (Hamilton) 3.5
Junior grading prize: Anthony Anderson (Hamilton) 3

President's (Prizes £175, £100, £50)
1st Gillespie, Edward (Bank of Scotland) 4.5/5
2-4 Evan A Wood (Giffnock), Stephen Laurie (Wand Dragons), Richard Henderson (Glasgow) 4
5-7 Patrick McKay (Hamilton), James Malloy (Phones), David Cubitt (Edinburgh) 3.5

Primary5 Saturday

Primary6-7 Saturday

Secondary Saturday

Primary5 Sunday

Primary6-7 Sunday

Secondary Sunday

Click the event headers for grading data.

There has been a welcome revival in junior numbers at the Congress thanks in large part to the efforts of junior organiser Andrew MacQueen from Bishopton. This year there were 140 players over the two days. There are three tournaments; a secondary S1 to S6, Primary 6/7 and Primary 5 and under. There are prizes galore with more than half the children getting at least a medal in addition to the Certificate of Merit they receive if they score 50% or better. (The certificate idea was born at the Spassky Challenge Congress in the City Chambers and is now copied throughout the country and at the British Championships).

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