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Edinburgh Congress 2016
Report by Dave Stewart. The Edinburgh Congress took place at St. Thomas of Aquin’s High School, April 8-10, 2016.
1st: IM Vitalijs Samolins (Polytechnic) 4.5/5 £500,
2nd= GM Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant (Edinburgh West), FM Neil Berry (Edinburgh), FM Alan Tate (Wandering Dragons), Neil Thomson (Giffnock), FM Jesper Lauridsen (Denmark) 4/5, £50 each.
Grading Prize Under 2100
1st= Ubong Archibong (Grangemouth), Michael Green (Dumfries) 3.5/5, £25 each.
Grading Prize Under 1900
1st= WFM Joy Durno (Newmachar), Chris James (Dunbar), Andrew Newton (St Andrews) 3/5, £20 each.
East of Scotland Championship Trophy
1st= GM Keti Arakhamia-Grant (Edinburgh West), FM Neil Berry (Edinburgh), FM Alan Tate (Wandering Dragons) 4/5, Neil Thomson (Giffnock) £20 each.
Evening News Cup - Top Scottish based under-18
Euan Gray (Bon Accord) 3/5 £30 and book donated by Chess & Bridge.
1st= Donald Heron (Wandering Dragons), Ewan Taylor (Wandering Dragons) 4/5, £110 each.
1st= Siddharth Berera (Tiger Cubs), Neil Irving (Bon Accord) 3.5/5, £15 each.
1st: David Potts (Bellshill) 4/5, £150.
2nd= Nikos Argyroudis (Dumfries), William Clinton (Livingston resident), James Watson (Polytechnic), Dean Whittaker (Edinburgh), Stuart Marchbank (Dumfries), Keith Aitchison (Edinburgh), Charles Nisbet (Pentland Hills), Calum McGillivray (Edinburgh), 3.5/5, £10 each.
1st= Adam Walkowiak (Wandering Dragons), Alan Armstrong (Kelso), Robin Murray (Bank of Scotland), 3/5, £10 each.
1st: John Phillips (Northern Ireland) 4.5/5 £150.
2nd = Bill Hepburn (Corstorphine), Stuart McKinney (Gorgie Dalry), Marco D'Alessio (Lenzie), 4/5, £25 each.
1st: Desmond Rowan (Giffnock) 3/5, £30.
1st= James Melvin (Bank of Scotland), Liam Tang (Lenzie), 4.5/5 £110 each.
1st= Kevin Lamb (England), David Shenton (Edinburgh resident), 3/5, £15 each.
Prize Draw - Robert Mitcheson (England) Winning move Nf5 £30
Giant Killing Prizes
Kalyan Sai Nandan Kante 749 (North Juniors) defeated player 1505 a grading difference of 756 pts, £30.
Peter Doris (Bank of Scotland) 1256 defeated player 1694 a grading difference of 438 pts, £30.
Most Entertaining Game Prize, £30.
Ubong Archibong (Grangemouth) 2063 win against David Findlay (Dundee Victoria) 2155 - Round 3
Best Game Prize, £30.
Euan Gray (Bon Accord) 1904 win against Carlo Marzano (Italy) 2188 - Round 4
Both games to be featured in SCM.
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Posted on: 13-04-2016