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Dundee & Angus Congress 2012 results

October 12-14, 2012

Supported by Universis Technology




Open - grading performances

1st:        FM Alan Tate

2nd=:     IM Stephen Burns-Mannion, Calum MacQueen, Clement Sreeves

U2000:  Jonathan Edwards

U1850=:   Ali Roy Kevin Mayo, Alastair Dawson, Murad Abdulla

Challengers - grading performances

1st =:MichaelRidge, John S.R. Smith, Jeremy Mitchell

Grading:  Robert Lawson

Junior:  Daniel Deary

Major-  grading performances

1st =: Norman Andrews, Bernard Cassidy

2nd=:  Kevin Campbell, George Livie, Bruce Wallace, John Pearston

Junior:  Leonardo Sani

Minor - grading performances

1st:        Euan Gray

2nd=:  Norman Grant, Terry Doherty, Vagif Ramazanov, Ron Cutting, Jan Barron-Majerik

Junior: Samuel Kearns, Harry Turner

Primary: Euan Dawson

Giantkiller – David Newton

Junior prizes were supported by Universis Technology Ltd


This was the ninth Dundee & Angus Congress, the eigth to be held in David Lloyd Leisure, Monifieth. Given the economic climate and overpriced local hotels it was especially pleasing that our numbers increased again, 19 over last year's level at 150, our highest yet.

Part of the increase was due to a seeming flood of young juniors, 16 of 12 or younger, including several very promising primary school players. For me the performance of the weekend was that of Murad Abdulla. At 1746  he was lowest placed at the start and at 11 years old easily the youngest. He took a share of the grading prize after wins over Alan Borwell and Peter Romilly (the look on Murad's face was priceless) and a draw against Alan Grant

Everything else went smoothly and most people seemed to enjoy their weekend with early feedback very positive. The venue continues to attract praise and has already been booked for next year – 11-13 October.

by Keith Rose

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Posted on: 14-10-2012
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