Outstanding Results for Poole Chess Club entrants in Dorset Open Congress

We took the Dorset Open Congress by storm last weekend (13-15 October). Six members of Poole CC entered: Mike Duggan in the Open section, John Weatherlake in the Major, Richie Smith in the Intermediate and Dave Burt, Tim McCullagh and Christine Roberts in the Minor.

All our entrants did well, Michael Duggan came joint fourth and also won a share of the Open grading prize. John Weatherlake won the Major section, although without an official ECF grading the rules precluded him from winning the first place cash prize; Richie Smith was joint winner of the Intermediate section and the Dorset Trophy; Chris Roberts was joint 2nd in the Minor section, as well as joint winner of that section’s “Best performance by a Dorset player”. Dave Burt and Tim McCullagh achieved a creditable 2.5 points each and Tim was notable for his enthusiastic support of all our entrants.

So, congratulations to ‘Team Poole CC’, or, in Hollywood terms, The Magnificent Six!

Chris Roberts
October 20, 2017