Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Largs 2017

Largs Viking Chess Congress 2017

Prize Winners

Open

1st= (Overall winner after Armageddon tiebreak) IM Stephen Mannion (4.5/5) £150, Trophy & Free Entry to Stirling 2018 & Largs Viking 2018 1st=

(Second after Armageddon tiebreak) IM Mark Orr (4.5/5) £100 & Free Entry to either Stirling 2018 or Largs Viking 2018

U2000 Grading (Overall winner after Armageddon tiebreak) Michael Ridge (3.5/5) Free Entry to Stirling 2018 & Largs Viking 2018

U2000 Grading (Runners up after Armageddon tiebreak) Stephen Robinson & Stephen McQuillan Free Entry to either Stirling 2018 or Largs Viking 2018

U1600 Grading (Overall winner after Armageddon tiebreak) Liam Tang (2.5/5) Free Entry to Stirling 2018 & Largs Viking 2018

U1600 Grading (Runners up after Armageddon tiebreak) Sambhav Chadha, Robert Simpson & Adam Walkowiak Free Entry to either Stirling 2018 or Largs Viking 2018

Challengers

1st James Hartman (4.5/5) £150, Trophy Free Entry to Stirling 2018 & Largs Viking 2018

U1300 Grading Dave Watson (3.5/5) Free Entry to Stirling 2018 & Largs Viking 2018

U1100 Grading Pranav Arcot (3.5/5) Free Entry to Stirling 2018 & Largs Viking 2018

Best Junior

James Hartman (TPR 1881) Replica Lewis Chessmen Set & Free Entry to Stirling 2018 & Largs Viking 2018

Best Junior Open Siddharth Berera (TPR 1875) Isle of Lewis Compact Celtic Chess Set & Free Entry to Stirling 2018 & Largs Viking 2018

Euan Dawson, Marco D'Alessio & Callum Smith tied with Siddharth but missed out in the tiebreak and receive Free Entry to either Stirling 2018 or Largs Viking 2018

Results and winner list by Gary McPheator

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Preview: The entry list is filling up and we now have two IM's playing this year, Stirling 2017 Open Champion Mark Orr and Largs Viking 2015 Open Champion Stephen Mannion. Entry discount extended to 9th.

Introduction: The congress has moved from our usual place in the chess calendar to 23rd-25th June and we are offering an early entry discount of £3 to all players who enter before midnight 9th June. This is in addition to our discounts for membership of Chess Scotland or other national federations, playing regularly at Largs and for family entries. This year we have added free entry prizes for Stirling and Largs Viking Congresses in 2018, which means players who win outright or a grading prize will get 3 congresses for the price of 1, and our junior prize winners will also win these additional prizes. Those who tie for a prize but miss out in the tie-break will receive 2 congresses for the price of 1 with free entry to either Stirling or Largs in 2018.

The Largs Live Music Festival will be taking place on the same weekend meaning that there will be plenty of entertainment away from the chess boards in venues across Largs for those players staying over. Everyone on the Largs Viking team is looking forward to welcoming you all to Largs!

 

Gary McPheator

Tournament Director

Largs Viking Chess Congress

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Posted on: 27-06-2017
Categories: News