Salobreña Chess Tournament

Friday, March 23, 2018
By Louise Powell

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SAL ChessFor the second year running, Salobreña was the host to the Father’s Day Chess Open with over 50 players competing from several provinces.

The competitors hailed from Almería, Málaga, Sevilla and Córdoba, as well as Granada. The Open also counted on the presence of British Chess Master, Harold James Plaskett, who resides in Valencia.

Organised by the Sports Department and the local chess club, the Escuela Deportiva Municipal de Ajedrez de la Villa, the Open used the Swiss system of seven rounds with games lasting approximately 15 minutes.

As well the trophies and medals handed out, there was also a 1,000-euro prize for each of the different categories.

The International Spanish Chess Master, José Camacho Collados (Granada), won the absolute category with 6.5 points followed by the Chess Masters Cristian Silva Lucena (Sevilla) and Francisco Miguel García Molina (Granada).

The British Chess Master Mr Plaskett came in seventh in the general category but first in the over-50s. Fellow Brit, Jim Odell, resident of Mojácar, won the Over-65s Category.

Unfortunately, the heavy rains caused some of the competitors who had put their names down to miss the tournament.

(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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