Girls on top form at the Colchester Grand Prix
The fourth Essex Grand Prix event was held at St Benedict’s College, Colchester on 29 April 2017 with 71 players spread over the usual under 18 Open and Minor, under 11 and under 9 sections. There were a good proportion of the prizes won by girls this time including three of the four first prizes and both under 18 events were by under 11 players!
1st Olga Latypova (Chelmsford) 6/6
2nd Charlotte Willoughby (Shenfield) 5/6 (tie break)
3rd Harry Zheng (Boreham) 5/6
1st Nina Pert (Billericay) 6/6
2nd Lakshan Siddharth (Basildon) 5/6
3rd Stewart Day (Chelmsford) 4½/6
1st Ethan Yau (Southend) 5½/6
2nd Madison Bowden (Writtle) 5/6
Grading U80 Unnabhv Mahaeshwari (Benfleet) 3/6 (tie break)
Grading U55 Asci Catabay (Colchester) 2/6
1st Abigail Weersing (Saffron Walden) 5/6
2nd Lavanan Ainkaran (Ilford) 4½/6 (tie break)
Grading U105 Jenny Kilcline (Colchester) 3½/6
Dinil Siriwardhana (Gt Baddow) U9 - 3/6
Congratulations to all the prize winners and thanks to all who entered – we hope to see a large turnout at the final Grand Prix event at Saffron Walden on 25 June 2017.
The updated Grand Prix tables are now on this website under Results/Tournaments/Grand Prix and the Crosstables for Colchester are under Results/Tournaments/Cross Tables.
Photos below show all the first prizewinners in action in their last round games. From left to right Eugenie v Olga; Adhith v Nina; Lui Micheal v Ethan; Abigail v Charukgan and finally two Controllers hard at work. Larger versions may be viewed at News & Events/Gallery and clicking on the image.