Bristol Winter Congress 2016

The Bristol Winter Congress was held at Bristol Grammar School Nov 25-27th.

There were 82 players in the 3 section. Graham Mill Wilson was arbiter. Rosie from Hereford provided the catering.


The Open was won by local player and second seed Daniel Malkiel with 4/5. He has been playing for Horfield chess club since arriving from America 12 months ago. After losing to Daniel, top seed Chris Beaumont IM said, “I can’t get out of the opening against this guy.”

There were 4 local players on equal second. M Payne (Bath), Bicknell (S Bristol), Dilleigh (Horfield) and C Beaumont (Clifton). The grading prize went to Manuel Jiminez with 3/5. Before the congress, he said he would be happy with 2/5- so well done, Manuel. The British Qualifying place is yet to be determined.


The Major was surprisingly won by Tim Jones and Alice Lampard on 4/5, both graded under 140 in the U155 section. (£125 each) Second prize was shared by the 2 top seeds, N Towers and R Ashworth. (£40 each ) The Ashworth family had a player in every section.The grading prize was won by local junior chess coach, Chris Strong.


The Minor was won by Downend player, Grant Daly who was outgraded by 20 points by the top seed in second place Edward Ko. Third place was shared by 4 players, including Behzad Parnian who made the trip from Grimsby.

For more details on the results and prices please check the Bristol Chess Congress website.