Crowthorne players at the Berks and Bucks

The 54th Berks and Bucks Congress was held over the Bank Holiday weekend (25-27 August), with various Crowthorne players participating.

The star performer was George Green, who scored 4/6 to take equal 2nd in the Reserves A. In the Challengers, Andrew Kirby scored 3.5/6 with a performance rating of around 1670 – considerably higher than his current rating of 1437. Colin Purdon scored 3/6 in the Open, a result pretty much in line with his rating.

Full results are available at the tournament website

Louise Head at the Czech Open

Louise had a superb tournament at the recent Czech Open, held in Pardubice in the last two weeks in July. Playing in the top section, she scored 5/9 including a draw against a GM and wins against a WIM and an FM. Her performance rating for the event is an impressive 2382!

Here is one of her games from the event, played against a 2354 rated FM. It is a complex game, with both players going hard for the win.

Full results of the tournament can be found on the Chess Results web site.