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!

Linton Success at Cambridgeshire Rapidplay

Fourteen Linton players competed in the Cambridgeshire Rapidplay at Whittlesford on 29 September, of whom seven were prizewinners.

In a strong Open Tournament two juniors, Giulio Sahinoz and Aarnavh Trivedi, shared both the junior prize and the grading prize, scoring 3/5.  This was remarkable in that in a field of 21 players everyone else was graded at least 15 points higher than them.

In the Major Tournament Mark Lim shared third place.  In the Challengers Tournament Patrick Ribbands shared third place, whilst Michael Osborn and Vikram Banerjee shared the grading prize. 

In the Minor Tournament Rob Davies shared second place.  Also competing creditably in the Minor were five Linton juniors, with newcomers Annchen and Cailynn Jones narrowly missing out on the prizes.

Paul Kemp

Triple Success in Cambridgeshire Rapidplay

Linton players achieved a triple success at the eleventh Cambridgeshire Rapidplay on 11 October, where 94 players from as far away as Kent, Oxfordshire and north Lincolnshire competed in three tournaments.

David Coleman won the Open Tournament with 4.5/5 and also collected the Jack Taylor trophy, awarded to the highest-placed Cambridgeshire player.  Also in the Open Ashley Stewart scored 4/5 to share second place.  Finally in the Challengers Tournament Giulio Sahinoz won the Under 11 prize with a score of 3.5/5.

Congratulations to all three of them!