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July 28 - Aug 25

Grading Data

While this was the 17th Cathcart Open it had added significance as it took place at the end of the club's 50th Anniversary year. As usual it could not have gone so smoothly without the use of Merrylea Parish Church hall and the canteen run by Liz Maxwell.

50 (yes 50!) players competed and it was the closest fought tournament for years that ended in a 6-way tie with Jim Doyle winning tenure of the Alan J Shaw Memorial Shield for the second time on tie-break. The most surprising of the tied players was Mike Hanley with a last round victory over club mate Steven Tweedie.

1= J Doyle, G Nolan, P Hopper (all Shettleston), SA Brown (Glasgow Montrose), M Harkins (Cathcart), M Hanley (Holy Cross) 4/5;
Grading Prizes: 1550-1900: S Collins (Glasgow Montrose), C Tweedie (Holy Cross), N Thomson (Giffnock) 3½
1300-1550: LR McKenzie (Cathcart) 3½
U-1300: John Jackson (Lenzie)

Special Prizes: Best Game Prize: LR McKenzie (3rd Rd v A Jelfs)
Slow Starter: John Jackson
Best Adult Upset: M Hanley (5th Rd v S Tweedie)
Best Junior Upset: C Petrie (2nd Rd v G Harkins)

Jelfs,A (1924) - McKenzie,M (1483) [D52]
17th Cathcart Open Glasgow (3), 11.08.2003

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 Be7 7.Qc2 Qc7 8.Be2 h6 9.Bh4 0-0 10.cxd5 cxd5 11.Rc1 a6 12.0-0 Bd6 13.Qb1 Qb8 14.e4 Bf4 15.e5 Bxc1 16.exf6 Bf4 17.fxg7 Kxg7 18.Bd3 f5 19.Re1 Nf6 20.Qd1 Qc7 21.g3 Bd6 22.Bxf6+ Rxf6 23.Nh4 Qf7 24.g4 Bd7 25.gxf5 exf5 26.Qf3 Be6 27.Kh1 Kh8 28.Nd1 Rg8 29.h3 f4 30.Kh2 Qg7 31.Nc3 Qf7 32.Ne2 Rg5 33.Ng2 Rh5 34.Ng1 Bg4 35.Qxg4 f3+ 36.Kh1 fxg2+ 37.Qxg2 Rg5 38.Qf1 Rxf2 39.Re8+ Rg8 40.Rxg8+ Kxg8 0-1

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