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Largs Viking Congress 2018 and Masters Grand Prix

Friday 22nd June to Sunday 24th June  (3 day event)

Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre, Burnside Road, Largs, KA30 8RW

Time Controls: Regular  |  Rounds: 5  |  Entry Form

  More Information

The Largs Viking Congress took place 22-24 June 2018 at the Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre. Website: www.nationalcentreinverclde.org.uk

Largs Prize Winners

Champion: IM Andrew Greet (4.5/5)
Championship Trophy & £500

U2000 Grading Prize: Stephen Robinson (4/5)
Trophy & £110, Alan Jelfs (4/5) £90

U1700 Grading Prize: Frankie Murray (3/5) Trophy & £60
Gary McPheator (3/5) £50
Siegrun Macgilchrist (3/5) £45
David Potts (3/5) £45

U1400 Grading Prize: Benjamin Ridge (3.5/5) Trophy & £200

Best Junior: Benjamin Ridge (3.5/5) Replica Lewis Chessmen Set

Best Junior U1000: Cooper Patterson Chess in a Tin Chess Set

Early Entry Prize Draw: Stuart White
Half Price Entry for a Calendar Year

Thanks to: Chess Scotland, Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre, Largs Chess Club, Bob Simpson, Fiona Petrie, John McNicoll and all those who kindly donated.

Grading Data

Gary McPheator
Largs Viking Congress TD

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Masters Grand Prix

June 2018: The Masters Grand Prix has been taking place across the season. Congesses included were Kirkcaldy & Renfrew (both January & May) and concluded with Largs which offered double points.

Prize Winners

U2000
Ian Marks & Alan Jelfs £50 each

U1700
William Clinton £100

U1400
Walter Pearson £100

Thanks to all the competitors who took part thoughout the season.

Gary McPheator

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Preview: The Largs Viking 2018 Chess Congress will take place 22nd-24th June at the newly £12 Million refurbished Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre on Burnside Road in Largs. This year we are having just the one section, the Largs Viking Championship, which will be a 5 round Swiss event open to all. The Championship will not only have substantial Grading Prizes of £200 for those graded U2000, U1700 & U1400, the event also boasts a Championship Trophy & £500 first prize as well as a £200 bonus if the event is won with a perfect 5 out of 5. The congress is also the last event in our Masters Grand Prix, with double points on offer in the race to win £100 in each of our three sections.

Latest news about the congress can be found in the congress thread on the Chess Scotland Forum

Gary McPheator

  Entrants

Largs Viking Championship [51]

Pnum

Name

Club / Federation

National Rating

21675

IM Andrew N Greet

BD

2485

4858

IM Stephen R Mannion

PA

2306

15053

Stuart A White

BD

2101

3336

Walter F Buchanan

PA

2030

16040

Alan M Dunn

EN

2027

22505

Robert Kane

ED

1889

4866

Ian A Marks

CC

1865

4482

Alan Jelfs

EK

1856

5828

Stephen Robinson

AR

1820

15018

Michael Ridge

ED

1813

6393

Alistair Stuart Watson

RS

1810

4357

Steve H Hilton

IC

1783

5223

Stephen G McQuillan

HA

1780

4339

Donald Heron

WD

1775

13697

Alastair G Dawson

DV

1728

21604

Andrew McCusker

HA

1727

22158

Euan Dawson

CH

1727

6052

Stephen H Smith

ST

1704

4015

Joe Galbraith

MU

1702

5670

David A Potts

BH

1639

5217

Gary McPheator

PW

1635

3020

A Keith Aitchison

ED

1618

5433

Frankie Murray

EK

1609

10183

Ian Washington

PR

1512

5812

Jim Robertson

EK

1504

20808

Adam Walkowiak

WD

1467

27416

Robert A Gibb

PY

1450

4775

Siegrun Macgilchrist

CK

1448

22809

Benjamin Ridge

TC

1390

8329

Niall Fergusson

ED

1373

8736

Bernard Cassidy

HA

1351

13560

Gilbert Alomenu

PY

1347

5607

Walter J Pearson

PH

1342

5992

Robert Simpson

LG

1324

6016

Andy Smith

IC

1323

28189

Craig Fay

PY

1315

24480

James Hartman

TC

1256

9314

Edward Walton

CH

1195

27092

Allan W Buchan

ED

1173

27780

Lee Bishop

WD

1065

26866

Andy Heron

PY

1059

28042

John Samson

LR

1005

24225

David Galbraith

MU

980

25273

Alasdair Sandham

W3

978

28004

Alex McDonald

GD

897

25849

Cooper Patterson

GD

696

28016

Sanjith Madhavan

EK

351

27691

Ishan Kumar

GA

182

28629

Stephen Heggie

LG

-

28633

Gordon Livingstone

LG

-

28427

Alex McDonald

LG

-