Jon Collins – British u180 Champion

Jon Collins, a member of the Bury St Edmunds Chess Club, participated in u180 section at the 2015 British Championships in Warwick a few weeks ago. This was a five round Swiss in which Jon, graded 163 ECF, started the event as 16th seed from a total entry of 36 players.
In the third round, Jon handled the endgame much better than his higher graded opponent, the 3rd seed Ian Clarke (180 ECF), and secured the win. After an amusing nine move win in round four, Jon was joint leader on 3½ points and a draw would be enough to guarantee a share of first place. A draw was duly achieved and with a total score of 4 from 5 games, Jon became (joint) British u180 Chess Champion. Well done Jon!

You can find all five of Jon’s games in this event by searching for “Collins” here:

Steve Lovell

Steve is the Communications Officer for the Bury St Edmunds Chess Club. He is also the Internet Officer for the Bury Area Chess League and the Suffolk County Chess Association. Since 2015, Steve has been the organiser of the Bury St Edmunds Chess Congress. Outside of chess, if there is such a thing, Steve works in IT at Greene King.

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