Robert Mateescu wins first UK tournament

20 February 2010

Trigantius Tournament

This year Cambridge moved back from March to February and from the hospital to a city centre location. 46 players attend the event at St. Colomba's Church. Romanian 6 dan player Robert Mateescu, now in Cambridge, won the tournament, beating Matthew Macfadyen in the final. Matthew was equal second with Tim Hunt.

Players that won all three games were Baron Allday (1 kyu West Wales), Michael Pickles (3 kyu Norwich), Will Hornby (7 kyu Durham) and Alistair Turnbull (9 kyu Cambridge). Best Kyu Player was awarded jointly to Matt Reid (1 kyu Cambridge), Edwin Brady (2 kyu St Andrews) and Michael Pickles.

Prizes in the continuous 13x13 tournament went to Peran Truscott (17 kyu Cambridge), Langdon Truscott (20 kyu Cambridge) and Tom Smith (19 kyu Norwich).

The caption competition was won by Andrew Kay and the alphabetic sentences competition was won by Tim Hunt, but was awarded to the runner up Matthew Macfadyen since Tim had already left.

There was also a Novices' tournament with six players, fewer than previously because of half term and strength improvements, and with a mixture of even and handicap games. There was an exciting finish as in the crucial game between the two strongest players Thomas Danes beat David Robson by a single point to win the event unbeaten.

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