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Downpatrick Congress Results

#15 "Rookie": Irish News 10th August 1983

In the recent Downpatrick Congress, sponsored by the Gateway Building Society, 11 of the 75 entrants were graded over 2,000, ensuring a high-class competition in the open, which gave our American visitor his sixth win. R Stafford was the outright winner of the Major, while K McCann and T Farrell shared the Intermediate.

Open

  1. P Whitehead 5½ / 6
  2. E O'Reilly, D Houston 4½
  3. N Carton, D Blair, G McDonnell 4

Intermediate

  1. K Mcann, T Farrell 5/6
  2. R Beckett 4½
  3. A Cootes. J McLean 4

Major

  1. R Stafford 5½ / 6
  2. D Hudson, B Thompson
  3. M Collins, M McClintock, P Magee

Media

In today's game, Kevin McCann brilliantly shows how to win with 3 pieces against a Queen without "going to pieces".

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