Southbourne Christmas Handicap had an excellent 29 entries and 45 prizes! Fun evening. Bruce catches Grzegorz. Great end to 2017!

Southbourne Christmas Handicap had an excellent 29 entries and 45 prizes! Fun evening. Bruce catches Grzegorz. Great end to 2017!

The 2017 Southbourne Christmas Quickplay Handicap Chess Tournament had its best turnout for over 10 years with 29 entries.  Grzegorz Sawicki was the sole leader from an early stage and the one to chase.  After establishing a one point lead he was eventually caught by Bruce Jenks in the last round after Bruce managed to beat him so the two Southbourne players deservedly came equal first.  It was a very successful evening with a good two thirds representation from other clubs and with 45 prizes there were more wrapped up gifts than players!  Bucks fizz and mince pies were enjoyed by all and, as with past Christmas tournaments, everyone went home with a gift.  A great end to 2017. (Martin Simons)

(on behalf of all who took part, sincere thanks to Southbourne Chess Club for both running this event again and their generosity)

Result details

Southbourne Christmas Handicap Chess Tournament
Friday, 22nd December 2017
PosPtsNameGrade
1st6G Sawicki165
B Jenks174
3rdS Pollyn144
4th5S Forster40
R Smith109
M Duggan184
7thJ Derrington40
R Ursell147
9th4C Best90
A Ursell122
J Bowley127
J Forster169
13thA Martini40
D Sturmey103
D Arorash113
M Squires120
J Harris120
R Davenport128
19th3C Lane104
F Hamilton-Taylor116
B Jolly132
P Austin134
23rdT McCullagh91
I Clark183
25th2G Sadler40
B Curran158
M Clancy164
28thH Jatzmolkiewics127
I Willis144