This year the Cambridge County Chess Championship was held at the New England Complex, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November. Stamford Chess Club was well-represented at this annual standard play event, with four of our players making up the 32 places available.
Players had 70 minutes + 15 seconds per move-made thinking time. Matches were hard fought but by competition’s end there were some very good results to report. Richard Stokes won second prize in the ECF Under-140 grading section with 3/5. Juniors Scott Merriman and Nicholas Lees won 20 pounds each with 2.5/5. David Lees finished sixth equal with 3/5. Well done to all involved.
Stamford players are hoping that the good results will be reflected in higher gradings and look forward to the next opportunity to play competitively.
The official results were as follows:
1st Chris Davison 4.5/5 (£100)
2nd and 3rd= Paul Kemp and Ieysaa Bin-Suhayl 4/5 (£37.50 each, Ieysaa also received £60 for top junior)
4th and 5th= Peter Cusick and Andrei Timoshenko 3.5/5
6th-13th= David Lees, Ray Ilett, Francis Bowers, Mark Lim, Gavith Dharmassena, Michael Dunkley, Stephen Pride, Richard Stokes, 3/5
14th-20th= Oliver Lenton, Kian Dharmasena, Patrick Ribbands, David Mclean, Steven Ashworth, Nicholas Lees, Scott Merriman, 2.5/5
21st Patrick Sartain 2/5
22nd-27th= Daniel Wilde,James Conlon, Gary Tian, Tom Ingram,Adam Redstone-Bannon, Shivum Gordon-Shah 1.5/5
28th-29th= Peter Weinberger and Jennifer Goldsmith 1/5
30th-31st= Piotr.C.Chojak and Maryam Bint-Suhayl 0.5/5
32nd and 33rd= Simon Tian and Geeth Dharmasena 0/5