The Third Civil Service Open Chess Congress took place on the weekend of the 11th November, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Three Streatham & Brixton Chess Club players took part.
Barry battled it out in a tough-looking Major - whilst after a nice win in the first round of the Open, I managed only one draw from the next four games. Well done to Robin though who had a much better time of it - scoring 3/5, which proved enough to win him a cut of the Grading Prize.
The Civil Service Chess League site currently has a brief summary of the tournament - whilst if you want to look through any of the games from the Open, they are available here (via the BritBase site) although many seem incomplete. Upcoming tournaments meanwhile can be found listed here.