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Sunday, 10 Oct 2021 21:04
Nicholas Pert wins British Championship

The British OTB championships, Swiss tournaments in various categories have been held in two different locations - University of Hull and Milton Keynes - and stretched over two weeks:

Open Championship Final – Saturday 2nd October to Sunday 10th October
Women’s Championship Final – Thursday 14th October to Sunday 17th October
Senior Championships Finals (50+ and 65+) – Monday 4th October to Sunday 10th October
Junior Finals – Saturday 2nd October to Sunday 3rd October

In the absence of the top-six English grandmasters with a 2600-plus rating, Nicholas Pert (pictured below) entered the open competition (a 9-round Swiss tournament) as the top-rated participant and lived up to his reputation. The former World U18 champion scored 6½ points and clinched his maiden national title.

There was a large 5-way tie for the second place, with Daniel Gormally and Marcus Havey finishing second and third respectively, thanks to better tiebreaks. Andrew Ledger gave the champion a good run for his money, coming into the final round as joint-leader. Unfortunately, the defeat at the hands of Hamish Olson relegated him to the sixth position in the final standings.

Final standings open:

1

GM

Pert, Nicholas

ENG

2548

2

GM

Gormally, Daniel W

ENG

2480

6

3

FM

Harvey, Marcus R

ENG

2465

6

4

GM

Hebden, Mark L

ENG

2455

6

5

IM

Ledger, Andrew J

ENG

2329

6

6

FM

Olson, Hamish

SCO

2273

6

7

IM

Mcphillips, Joseph

ENG

2425

8

 

Finn, Peter

ENG

1959

9

GM

Arkell, Keith C

ENG

2380

5

10

WFM

Sucikova, Svetlana

SVK

2175



Mike Waddington Photo: Brendan O’Gorman

In the Senior Championship 50+ (a 7-round Swiss tournament), Mike Waddington came in the clear first with an excellent score of 6/7,  a full point ahead of Ian Robson and Donald Mason.

Roger De Coverly netted 5 points in 7 games and emerged as the winner in the 65+ tournament, followed by Ivan Myall (4½) and Philip Stimpson (4).


Roger De Coverly Photo: Brendan O’Gorman

Kumar Avait Keerthi (U8), Cameron Crose (U10), Jude Shearsby (U12), James Merriman (U14) and Timur Kuzhelev (U18) took the titles in the British Junior Championship.

Official website: www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk