Played on Saturday 14th June 2013, the top section of which was won by GM Gawain Jones with 5.5/6 (he won the £1000 top prize), followed by GM David Howell and GM Alexandre Dgebuadze with 5/6 (winning £250 each) and GM Mark Hebden, IM Alexey Slavin and IM Tom Rendle with 4.5/6.
67 played in the Open. A full crosstable will be available soon for all sections, which are graded by the ECF and FIDE rated.
Thanks to Brendan O’Gorman for these photos – http://tinyurl.com/King-sPlace2013 and to John Upham of the British Chess Magazine for his coverage.
Read on — Kings Place Chess Festival results
The Committee convened to consider Kent’s appeal against the Controller’s ruling in respect of the eligibility of a player in the Kent v Middlesex Open semi-final played on 8 June has upheld the Controller’s decision. A copy of the Committee’s statement can be found here.
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The Grand Hotel, Grange-Over-Sands, 7-9th June 2013
The Invesco Open Section – 23 players
=1st 4/5 pts: Henry Broadley, Chorley; Ali Jaunooby, Denton; Mike Surtees, Bolton
Grading Prize: Paul Bielby, Jesmond
Cumbria Prize: Roy Ellames, Windermere
The Capita Major Section – 39 Players
1st 4½/5 pts: Carl Heald, Morecambe
2nd 4/5 pts: John Schofield, Crusaders
=3rd 3½/5 pts: Martin Burns, Stockport; Simon Woodcock, Atherton; Colin Davidson, Buxton; Robert K Taylor, Preston; Roger Greatorex, Llangollen; Robert Wallman, Olton
Grading Prize: Nigel Chapman, Edinburgh
Cumbria Prize: George Glover, Carlisle
Read on — South Lakes Chess Congress 2013
The ECF has three places available in the European Clubs Championship to be held 19-27th October in Rhodes, Greece. The following clubs will be taking part – Barbican, Jutes of Kent and White Rose.
These places are decided by the position in the 4NCL – the three highest placed clubs who wish to compete are allocated the places.
7 October 1950 to 30 April 2013
Martin passed away peacefully on 30 April 2013. He was the father of GM David Howell.
As is common with our young stars, his parents were a fixture at chess events for the early years. Martin was a perfect chess parent. He also had an encyclopaedic knowledge of many subjects and was a great person to converse with on any topic. Martin was an accomplished musician, playing several types of instrument with unbridled enthusiasm. His expertise as a doctor was often very valuable. As a musician he was known as Martin Lloyd. You can find a tribute page at www.facebook.com/MartinLloydTributePage. It is interesting that some of the qualities mentioned are very similar to the chess world’s perception of Martin.
Our condolences to his wife Angeline and his children David and Julia.
- Stewart Reuben