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🏆 Smith & Williamson British Championship (2004)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
David Howell, Gawain Jones, Jonathan Rowson, Mark Hebden, Daniel Gormally, Stewart Haslinger, Stephen Gordon, Simon Kim Williams, Peter K Wells, John Emms, Christopher G Ward, Aaron Summerscale, Paul Motwani, Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Andrew Greet, Richard J Palliser, Craig A Hanley, Robert Gwaze, Andrew Ledger, Jovanka Houska, Eddie Dearing, Thomas E Rendle, James T Sherwin, Mark Quinn, Adam G Ashton, Simon J B Knott, Jack Rudd, Peter John Sowray, Stephen Richard Burns-Mannion, Jovica Radovanovic, Andrew J Muir, Martin R Taylor, Desmond Tan, Graham Lee, Andrew J Bigg, Rafe Martyn, Mark Lyell, David J Ledger, Charles H Storey, Ian Snape, David Spence, Francis Rayner, Stephen Ledger, Mike J Surtees, Alan J Walton, Peter W Hempson, David M Adams, Christopher Briscoe, Paul A Hutchinson, Martin P Burrows, Jesper Sisask, Thomas Nixon, Thomas Clarke, Richard Mycroft, Graeme Kafka, Stephen J Gregory, Graham Smith, Philip Almond, Norman Hutchinson, Thomas T W Pym, Richard D Westwood, Richard B E Bryant

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 290  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Clarke vs G Lee  0-1582004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. S Knott vs D M Adams 1-0232004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
3. S Gregory vs C Hanley  0-1402004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipC24 Bishop's Opening
4. P J Sowray vs N Hutchinson  1-0282004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
5. P W Hempson vs S Gordon  0-1622004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
6. R Gwaze vs C Briscoe  1-0792004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
7. Graham Smith vs D Tan  0-1362004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
8. D Howell vs G Kafka 1-0342004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. P Almond vs S R Burns-Mannion  0-1522004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipA15 English
10. M R Taylor vs R Mycroft  0-1372004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipA15 English
11. T Pym vs A Muir  ½-½452004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
12. R Martyn vs J Sisask 0-1552004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. R Westwood vs A Greet  0-1502004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. J Sherwin vs R Bryant  1-0412004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
15. T Nixon vs J Houska  ½-½602004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. E Dearing vs S Ledger 1-0392004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. J Radovanovic vs M Quinn 0-1402004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. D J Ledger vs Hebden 0-1242004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
19. J Rowson vs J Rudd  1-0512004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipB07 Pirc
20. A Bigg vs P Motwani 0-1482004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Emms vs A G Ashton  1-0522004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. T Rendle vs P K Wells  ½-½192004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
23. A Summerscale vs F Rayner  1-0342004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
24. P A Hutchinson vs C G Ward  0-1492004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. D Gormally vs M Surtees 1-0272004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-15-04  nikolaas: Wow! Scottish and brittish champion in the same year!
Aug-15-04  Everett: He's taking over this enchanted isle!
Aug-16-04  shr0pshire: Not to take away from GM Rowson's victory, but the top British GMs did not show. Out of the top 10 ranked British players, only Mark Hebden played.

Still congrats to Rowson for back to back championships!

Aug-16-04  Lawrence: <shr0pshire>, how much was first prize? Is it just that there's not enough money in it to attract the really top players?
Aug-16-04  tomh72000: Adams was set to play, but withdrew at the last moment for some reason.
Aug-16-04  shr0pshire: I actually don't know <Lawrence> I just saw Short's and Adams' names missing from the list of partiicpants so I went on Fide's website and found out 9 out of the top ten english players did not play in their championship.
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  acirce: <Out of the top 10 ranked British players, only Mark Hebden played.> < 9 out of the top ten english players did not play in their championship.> Britain and England is not the same! Both Rowson and Motwani are higher rated than England's #10 and they played.
Aug-17-04  Rowson: Go! Rowson i dont care if adams didn't play Rowson is still number 1 for me!
Aug-17-04  NoodleHead: The 1st prize was 10,000.
Aug-18-04  Lawrence: <NoodleHead>, thanks, and I see that there were some other juicy prizes too. Guess they just don't need the money.

Aug-18-04  Everett: Andrew Greet had an excellent tournament considering his rating. 7.5/11 is very good, and he had a nice attacking game against Rowson, ending in a draw.
Aug-19-04  NoodleHead: <Lawrence> You are very much welcome
Aug-19-04  GBKnight: There was a change in the rules this year, to prevent British Commonwealth subjects playing (specifically, Indian players won the British Championship the two previous years). This does not seem to have improved the overall strength.
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