After last week’s qualifiers there were just 16 players left in the Open and Women’s Championships. The semi-finals saw IM Andrew Horton beat GM Gawain Jones and FM Marcus Harvey beating IM Ameet Ghasi. They were both very close contests with some excellent chess. In the end, it was Marcus Harvey who won the final. Many congratulations to him.
In the semi-finals of the Women’s Championships WFM Shohreh Bayat beat Anita Somton and WFM Svetlana Sucikova overcame Ekaterina Diakonova. It was Svetlana who won the final. Also, many congratulations to her.