October 2017 Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay
This weekend was the Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay organised by Downend's John Stubbs and our friendly arbiter Geoff. It was a massive success in more ways than one. There were record numbers of entries with Downend being well represented in all 3 sections, good prize money up for grabs, a Juniors bullet chess challenge and John even managed to organise the sun and fine weather to be present. (Oh, i almost forgot to mention the free teas and biscuits and the lunchtime piano performances from Oli and Mike.)
However, the results were even more pleasing, with Downend players taking home approximately 50% of the prizes. Results for prize winners as follows:
Lewis Martin - 2nd (4/6)
Attila Reznak - 3rd (3½/6)
Oli Stubbs - 1st (5/6)
Aron Saunders - Junior prize (3/6)
Shaun Walsh - Grading prize (3/6)
The results were particularly pleasing for our juniors grabbing top spots in Minor and Major sections. In fact, Somerset Juniors took all placings for Minor and Major sections. Full results can be see on Chess Results.
A big thanks to John and Geoff for running such a great event.