The 17th Godalming Open tournament was held at Aldro School in Shackleford on Saturday 2nd September. The event was organised by members of Godalming Chess Club. Eighty five players from all over the south east took part and the standard of play was very high again this year. Many of the players had been playing during the holidays in a variety of tournaments including the British Championships held in Llandudno and the UK Chess Challenge Terafinal.
The winners of each section are as follows –
U18 Gwilym Price (grade 182) Winchester College
U13 Eryl Malanta (139 grade) All Hallows
U11 Andrew Kirby (143 grade) Yateley Manor
U10 Shivam Agrawal (108 grade) Kings College Wimbledon
U9 William Lee (59 grade) Rokeby
Godalming Chess Club meets at the community rooms next to the swimming pool in Farncombe every Thursday evening, and new members, young and old, are always welcome. Please contact David Archer if you are interested at email@example.com