Monday 9 January 2017

4NCL Harrogate Congress

The 4NCL Harrogate Congress saw mixed results from the team of Press & Jones. The members of the PNG Olympiad Team (FM's Press and Jones) could not crack it for a win in their respective events, and both finished on 2/5, with 3 draws, 1 loss and a half point bye.
On the other hand Harry Press (playing under the Australian flag) finished on 4/5 (3 wins, 1 draw and a half point bye), to feature in a five way tie for first in the Under 2000 event. At one stage a win would have been enough for outright first, but it was not to be, as he opponent found the right defences to various threats.
Given the small number of rounds it was hardly surprising that the Open also finished in a 4 way tie for first. FM Tim Wall and Stephen Prior won their final round games, while John Jarmony and Stephen Jones agreed to a very short final round draw. The Minor had a single winner with Patrick Sartain winning his final game, while his closest rivals drew.
Full results (plus an increasing number of games) can be found at

David,Ivan - Press,Harry [A47]
4NCL Harrogate Major (5), 08.01.2017

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