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Report on the 2008 congress

Preston Chess Congress 2008 took place from Friday 21st November, to Sunday 23rd November. It was a five round swiss system tournament with 4 sections depending on playing strength.
It was the 21st Preston Chess congress at the Lancashire County Council Offices.

Team Prize

Skelmersdale (10.5)

David Newhouse OPEN

P.Littlewood (Wood Green) 4.5/5 1st
B.Hauge (Oldham) 4/5 2nd=
S.Haslinger (Southport) 4/5 2nd=
J.Littlewood (Liverpool) 3/5 176-185 GP
R.Newton (Morecambe) 3/5 166-175 GP
M.Brown (Grappenhall) 3/5 166-175 GP
G.Ellison (Poulton) 3/5 U166 GP
G.Ellison (Poulton) 3/5 Lancashire Champion
R.Newton (Morecambe) 3/5 Lancashire Champion

MAJOR U160

R.Bryant(Telepost) 4.5/5 1st
G.Sage(Southport) 4/5 2nd=
PJ.Taylor(Preston) 4/5 2nd=
J.Wareing(Hebden Bridge) 4/5 2nd=
G.Haslinger (Formby) 3.5/5 141-150 GP
S.Fanning (Atherton) 3.5/5 131-140 GP
N.Coward (Blackpool) 3.5/5 U131 GP
PJ.Taylor(Preston) 4/5 Lancashire Major Champion

Eric Downham MINOR U125

R.Gavin(Oldham) 4.5/5 1st
J.Blackburn(Holmes Chapel) 4/5 2nd=
I.Mackay(Austin Friars) 4/5 2nd=
S.Lloyd(Chester) 4/5 2nd=
R.Hart (Chorley) 3.5/5 105-115 GP
D.Buckell (Pendle) 3.5/5 105-115 GP
R.Mitcheson (Barrow) 3.5/5 105-115 GP
V.Fiser (Atticus) 3/5 U105 GP
R.Hart (Chorley) 3.5/5 Lancashire Minor Champion
G.Pennington (Preston) 3.5/5 Lancashire Minor Champion

Chessmaze STANDARD U100

M.Birch(Sale) 4.5/5 1st=
J.Dilworth(Skelmersdale) 4.5/5 1st=
D.Innes(Crusdaders) 4/5 3rd
H.Brooks (Great Lever) 3/5 81-90 GP
D.Brent (Salford) 3/5 81-90 GP
P.Jackson (Lancaster) 3/5 81-90 GP
A.Sto??? (??) 3/5 71-80 GP and 3rd=
C.Stratford (Huddersfield) 3/5 71-80 GP and 3rd=
J.Lewis (Poulton) 3/5 U71 GP
M.Fanning (Knights United) 3/5 U71 GP

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