August 11th – 20th 2017 – Sabadell (quite near Barcelona)
It was rather worrying that the chess took place so close to the terrorist attack. It was comforting that play in the tournament was scheduled to be at the same time as the attack. I haven’t heard from any of the players, so below is the bare results from the website. Rating changes are often inadequate here.
Karen Movsiszian 7/9
Neil Crickmore 5/9 with a Rating Performance 2266, gaining 25.4 Rating Points.
The best result by an English player in either section at this event.
Peter Gayson 5/9 RP 2123 -6.8 RP
Nils-Gustaf Renman 7.5/9
Brian Hewson 5/9 +14.2 RP
Norman Hutchinson 4/9 23.4
Ivan Myall 4 -11.4
Mick Stokes 3.5 -66
The last two international senior events of the year are the Royal Beacon Senior Congress, Exmouth 6th-10th November; and the World Senior Individual in Acqui Terme, Italy 6th-19th November. Throughout the year, there are a number of senior international events, particularly in Germany, but no English Senior Championship has been scheduled for 2017 …