Sunday 2 July 2023

6th Crewe Chess Congress

This weekend's 6th Crewe Chess Congress was a resounding success, brilliantly organised and run by Dave Price, Nigel Gardiner, Colin Abell and Chief Arbiter, Matt Carr. I've played in a lot of chess congresses and this is up there with the best of them, and the Crewe Alexandra FC stadium is a wonderful venue. If you're looking to play in a chess congress, then look no further than this one. The 7th Congress, I'm told, will be over the same weekend in 2024, so put it in your diary.

Congratulation to those local players who were successful, with Martin Burns (Crewe) winning the Major (U1950) with 4.5/5 and Lukasz Michalek and Julian Hawthorne (both Crewe) finishing joint 2nd in the Intermediate (U1725) with 4/5 and Jonathan Blackburn (Alsager) finishing joint 2nd in the Open with 4/5.

All of the results can be found on - just do a Tournament Search for Crewe.