13th August 2017 — In the open, GM Keith Arkell (Halesowen) was first on 4½ followed by Peter Sowray and Conor Murphy on 4 points. The major was won by Graham Ashcroft with 4½ points and the Midlander Nathanael Paul (Newport, Shrops) shared second place on 4 points. Chris Fraser (West Bridgford, Notts) was clear first, winning all his games in the Minor tournament. Full results are on Chess-Results.com. The congress was organised by Alex Holowczak and the MCCU and attracted a hundred players.