2017 Steve Boniface Memorial Congress
|Fabrizio Magrini||4/5 (2nd)|
|Attila Reznak||3/5 (3rd=)|
It was a great start for Attila as on Saturday evening after 3 rounds he was on 3/3. However in round 4 he couldn't quite break through and had to accept a draw. In round five it was Fabrizio vs Attila with all to play for. This time Fabrizio came out on top and in doing so leap-frogged into 2nd place with Attila ending up joint 3rd.
The overall Open winner was 15 year old England junior Koby Kalavannan. Koby won a long fought game against Ashley Stewart in the final round to finish on top with 4½/5 and take 1st prize. It was the first time Toby had played in a Bristol Congress event and his unbeaten play assured him of being awarded the FM title at the end of September.
We had 3 juniors in the Major with Jack making his debut moving up from the Minor section. Toby was appearing in his 2nd major and Oli in his third:
Oli managed to beat two members of the Fursman family along the way. Toby had an excellent draw against the 150-graded Tim Woodward and Jack also had an excellent draw against 145-graded Alan Papier.