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08/08/2018

 

British Championships Chess Problem Solving Tournament

 

13 solvers sat down in Hull City Hall last Saturday [28/07/2018 night to compete in The British Championships Chess Solving Tournament.  Due to the unavailability of the intended room, solving started at 19:45 rather than 19:00.  Because of this I reduced the time to 90 minutes from the intended two hours.

 

There were three solvers in each of the Open and Minor sections, and a very welcome 7 in the Junior Section.  Results were as follows:

 

Section

Place

Name

 

Score

Prize *

OPEN

1st

Thomas Villiers

(Muswell Hill)

10/30

£20

MINOR

1st

Nigel Dennis

(Maidenhead)

20/30

£20

JUNIOR

1st

Joe Varley

(Hull)

20/30 (faster time)

£30

 

2nd‑3rd=

Jonathan McKay

(Glasgow?)

20/30

£15

 

2nd‑3rd=

Julia Volovich

(Cambs. Juniors)

20/30

£15

 

The British Chess Problem Society wishes to thank Hull and District Chess Association for arranging this event, and for providing the prize-fund.  Our special thanks go to Stephen Greep.

 

The problems set, and their solutions, can be viewed here (on the BCPS website).

 

Brian Stephenson

30/07/2018

 

(Taken, with permission, from the BCPS website at http://www.theproblemist.org/newsite/abcps.pl?type=news&yr=2018)

 

PS  Problem solving is something of a specialist interest, and may seem somewhat unconnected to normal play, yet former British Chess Problem Solving Champions include GMs John Nunn, Jonathan Mestel and Colin McNab, and there are a number of closet problemists among otherwise quite “normal” chess-players.  A larger turn-out would have resulted at a more convenient time of day.

 

Steve Mann