THE BRITISH UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIP 2003
9
TH-11TH JULY


The British Under 21 Championship for the Blind was held at R.N.I.B. New College, Worcester on 9/10/11 July. The tournament was a 5 round Swiss with 7 competitors. Clement Gass, a visiting student from France, played the person who had the bye.

The results are as follows;-

Round 1
Sharkey 1-0 Pritchard
Claridge 0-1 Allen
Irving 1-0 Whapples
Williams BYE
Gass 0-1 Williams

Round 2
Williams 0-1 Sharkey
Allen 1-0 Irving
Pritchard 0-1 Claridge
Whapples BYE
Whapples 1-0 Gass

Round 3
Sharkey 0.5-0.5 Allen
Irving 1-0 Williams
Whapples 0.5-0.5 Claridge
Pritchard BYE
Gass 1-0 Pritchard

Round 4
Irving 0.5-0.5 Sharkey
Allen 1-0 Whapples
Williams 0.5-0.5 Pritchard
Claridge BYE
Claridge 1-0 Gass

Round 5
Pritchard 0-1 Allen
Claridge 0-1 Sharkey
Whapples 0-1 Williams
Irving BYE
Gass 1-0 Irving

Final Scores:-
Richard Allen 4.5
Michael Sharkey 4
Alastair Irving 3.5
Richard Claridge 2.5
Robin Williams 2.5
Jonathan Whapples 1.5
Adam Pritchard 1.5
(Clement Gass scored 2)

Congratulations to Richard on winning the tournament and to Michael for coming a close second.

Both of them were unbeaten in this event!

The name of Jonathan Whapples might be unfamiliar to many of you, but I understand from Peter Gibbs , who controlled the tournament, that Jonathan joined the B.C.A. at the U21 championship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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