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Salford International Chess Congress Saturday 22nd June 2019 Salford Civic Centre

Posted by ian on June 29, 2019 at 8:35 AM

The Manchester Chess Federation collaborated with Salford City Council to organise the Salford International Chess Congress. The event is run for MCF members and chess players from Salford’s twin towns of Clermont Ferrand, St Ouen and Lunen.

The event was well supported by chess players from both Eccles Chess club and Worsley Chess Club, both of which are in the Salford area.

The event is unique because it is planned as a “friendly chess congress”. There are no cash prizes, entry is free and the City Council provide a buffet and coffee/tea free of charge!

The winner from the Twinning Towns was Ludwig Fantin of Clermont Ferrand, Mohammed Hadji, also of Clermont Ferrand was second. Nugith Jayawarna (Heywood) was the highest placed Manchester player, Paul Macklin (Chorlton)was second.

Junior prizes were won by three girls, Thisumi and Tarini Jayawarna (Heywood) and Aisha Benhamida (Tameside).

There was a special prize for the youngest entrant Ivan Elisseev-Siuda (Stockton Heath).

Results from the event can be found here.

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