David and Alan Phillips took part in the Warwick University on Saturday. They had a really good day ...
David came joint third with 4.5 out of 7 and a grading performance of 180. His wins included one against a female FM and various other high graded players. He also drew with Ben Purton - graded 205.
Alan had a slow start (0 out of 2 for his first matches). However he then drew with Louise Head - English Women's champion - in what he describes as 'probably the best game I have ever played'. With 3.5 out of the final 4 rounds for a total of 4 out of 7 Alan won the grading prize. Fantastic performances and very well done.
Congratulations also to the organisers for what was not only a well organised event but great fun. Alan and David would recommend this event to anyone - especially as they hand out 100% of the entry fees in prizes !