Three Suffolk-based players travelled to Surrey this weekend for the e2e4 Gatwick International. Unfortunately, none of them fared particularly well!
Alan Merry and Adam Taylor played in the top section, where entrants were competing for GM and IM norms. Alan scored 4 and Adam 2 in this nine-round event. The 20-strong field included six GMs and four IMs.
Meanwhile in one of the Challengers sections, David Spence finished third on 5½ points. He was unbeaten over the eight games that he played, although all his opponents were lower-rated than him.