Carmel Barwick has just won first prize at today’s Bolton Rapidplay in the Knights section for players rated U1650. Starting as second seed, Carmel more than lived up to the standards of her seeding and scored a perfect 6/6, in the process beating seed No 5 in Round 4, then the top seed in Round 5 before beating the only other player on 5/5 in the 6th and final round to win the competition.
Nigel Gardner scored an impressive 4/6 to finish joint 6th in the same section, well above his starting rank of 25 out of 58 competitors.
Doug Barnett (U1650) and Martin Burns (U1950) also played in the congress with full results shown on the Chess-Results.com server.
Congratulations to Carmel !