Pimlico Summer Tournament

Richard Fries, right, presenting the shared first prize to Gergely Kiss and Richard Black [pic by David Gilbert]

The flourishing Pimlico Chess Club in Central London holds an annual open tournament to close the season. It’s a five round Swiss played over five Thursday evenings. This year was the seventh such event and has become so popular that the maximum of 60 entries was reached several weeks before the first round was played. Apart from the usual monetary prizes, current members of clubs within the London Public Service Chess League were also competing for various trophies. 

There were 28 entrants for the Open and the joint winners with 4/5 were FMs Richard Black and Gergely Kiss. Robert Stern won the U170 grading first prize and Gergely Kiss won the Barstow Cup for the highest placed member of a club in the London Public Service League.

There were 20 entrants in the Major (U150) and the clear winner with 4.5/5 was Lee Bullock. Dejan Lekic won the U130 grading first prize and Peter Biggs won the Star Trophy for the highest placed member of a club in the London Public Service League.

There were 12 entrants in the Minor (U120) and the clear winner was Bryan Gittens with 4/5. He also won the James Curtis Trophy for the highest placed member of a club in the London Public Service League (below, presented by Richard Fries … pic by David Gilbert)

Congratulations to all of the above and to the other prize winners.

More information about Pimlico Chess Club and the tournament can be found at https://pimlicochessclub.com/

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