Thanks to the 10 participants at the 8th Chess Holiday held at Rothay Manor Hotel Ambleside. It took place from 13th to 17th March 2016. There were 4 tutorial sessions. The 5 round Rapidplay was won by Kevin Simpson, 2nd Rupert Guinness and 3rd Gordon Pearce. A 7 round Swiss event took place with each player having 1 hour on the clock. The results were as follows —
1st Rupert Guinness, Kings Lynn 6.5/7; 2nd Kevin Simpson, Mansfield 6/7; 3rd Gordon Pearce, Leeds 4.5/7; 4th= Brian Clarke, Hoylake, Neville Pearce, York and Colin Thompson, Calne 3.5/7; 7th Peter Owst, Hull 3/7; 8th John Molyneux, Oswestry 2/7; 9th Bob Wardle, Nottingham 1.5/7; 10th Tony Lawrence, Wootton Bedford 1/7
Rupert has now had the splendid achievement of winning this event 3 times. As usual the hotel provided excellent facilities. Thanks to all concerned, and the new proprietor, Jamie Shail, presented the prizes.
We were blessed with superb weather and a good time was had by all …
— Peter Cloudsdale, Organiser