Rapidplay Success for Linton Players

At the annual Cambridgeshire Rapidplay on 24 September Linton members were prizewinners in the three main tournaments.

In the Open Chris Davison was undefeated with 4/5, finishing second behind International Master Alan Merry. Chris also won the Jack Taylor trophy for the highest-placed Cambridgeshire player. Linton’s James Cole shared third place with 3.5 points.

James Briginshaw won the Major Tournament winning all five games, playing resourcefully in some complex positions. Konrad Scheffler, with 3.5 points, shared third place despite losing to James in the final round.

Finally, in the Challengers Tournament Nate Weersing shared second place with an unbeaten 4/5.

Congratulations to our five prizewinners!

Bury League Jamboree Success

The Linton club won this season’s first trophy, retaining their Jamboree title at Bury St Edmunds on 7 September. 13 teams took part with Linton Tigers in first place and our other team, Linton Panthers third. The Tigers (Chris Davison, Alan Richardson, James Briginshaw and Anthony Chan) scored a remarkable 11.5/12 points, with Alan, James and Anthony winning all three of their games. For the Panthers Paul Kemp, Paul McMahon, Konrad Scheffler and Vikram Banerjee all won two games for a total of 8/12.

Tigers captain Chris Davison receives the Jamboree trophy from organiser Bob Jones.