2015 Bradford and Harrogate Congress Results

We have had a busy start to the season with three congresses in September and more to come in October with Scarborough followed by the British Rapidplay on back to back weekends.

Bradford Congress

This event took place on September 18th-20th at the Latvian Club.

Ali Jaunooby (Denton) won the Open competition scoring 4.5/5. Matthew Webb (Bradford) was runner up with 4/5 but secured the title of Yorkshire Champion for his efforts. Crosstable

The Major section was won by another invader from the other side of the Pennines, with Harry Lamb winning with 4.5/5. John Milnes was the best local and clear runner up with 4/5. Colin Procter showed glimpses of good form in finishing third equal with 3.5. Crosstable

The Minor section had the only maximum with Stuart Ross winning. Paul Greenwood won all his 4 games but took a bye in order to watch his beloved Bradford City squander a two goal lead. He never got face the winner. Angel Gonzalez also impressed finishing third with 4/5. Crosstable

Castle Chess, Harrogate

Castle Chess ran a congress in Harrogate on 9th-11th October at the Old Swan Hotel. There were just over 50 entrants and an ambitious six rounds were planned for the weekend.

New Yorkshire Chess President Jim Burnett was a clear winner of the Open with 5/6. His only defeat came against John Garnett who finished 3rd with 4/6. David Jameson finished between them in 2nd with 4.5/6. Crosstable

Colin Procter of Yorkshire Copperworks was a clear winner of the Major scoring an unbeaten 5/6. This was the third Major he has won in recent months and is on fine form. David Shaw and Brendan O’Gorman finished in joint 2nd on 4.5/6 Crosstable

There was a three-way tie for first place in the Minor with Peter Hughes, Patrick Coleman and Margaret Gretton all scoring 4/6. Crosstable


Former Yorkshire Chess Association President and Secretary. I'm not the brains of the editorial team but I can live with being a glorified typist as well as the resident grammar pedant. I have captained Bradford A in the Woodhouse cup for over 30 years. I'm fairly easy going, sometimes diplomatic and I think my enthusiasm is infectious but not life threatening. The English chess world needs to wake up and smell the coffee before league chess collapses altogether.

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2 Responses to “2015 Bradford and Harrogate Congress Results”

  1. Martin Carpenter

    Oct 20. 2015

    The links for the sections at Bradford seem to be mixed up.

    Good to see Matty playing :) (and well with it.).

    Suspect some people would find words other than ambitious for 6 round weekenders, but they knew what they getting themselves in for!

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