39 players entered the 2nd Lowestoft Open at the weekend, including eight from Suffolk. The event took place at the splendid Parkhill Hotel:
19 people played in the Open section, which was won by local player Kamil Przybyla (213) on four points. Three Suffolk players came joint second on 3½ points: Dagne Ciuksyte, Steve Gregory and Ian Wallis. Ian’s grading performance of 190 exceeded his published grade by 13 points. Dagne faced Kamil in the final round, but had to be satisfied with a draw. Other Suffolk scores in the Open were Silas Peck (Ipswich) and Chris Davison (Bury St Edmunds), both on 2½ points.
In the Under 150 section (20 entrants) the top Suffolk player was 10-year old Anita Somton (128) on 3 points, with a grading performance of 140. Mark Pulman (Saxmundham) scored 2½, whilst Alex Sheerin (Ipswich) was only able to manage two draws from his five games.
Full results can be found here.
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