Gawain Jones wins the British

British Chess Championships

Gawain Jones is the 2017 British Chess Champion, he defeated Luke McShane in a playoff after four players had tied for first place. The four were Gawain Jones, Luke McShane, David Howell, and Craig Hanley. The top prizes were awarded to:

Championship
1st: GM Gawain CB Jones (4NCL Guildford)
2nd= GM Luke J Mcshane, GM David WL Howell (4NCL Cheddleton), IM Craig A Hanley 7
5th: IM Ameet K Ghasi (4NCL Grantham Sharks) 6½
6th= GM Jonathan Hawkins (4NCL Cheddleton), GM Nicholas Pert (4NCL Guildford), GM Mark L Hebden (4NCL Guildford), IM Yang-Fan Zhou (4NCL Guildford), IM Lawrence Trent, FM Ravi Haria (Wood Green HK), FM Andrew P Horton (3C’s) 6

Women’s Prize:
1st: IM Jovanka Houska 5½
2nd= WGM Katarzyna Toma (West Is Best), WFM Sarah N Longson 5

English Champion:
1st= GM Gawain CB Jones (4NCL Guildford), GM Luke J Mcshane, GM David WL Howell (4NCL Cheddleton), IM Craig A Hanley 7

Under 21 Prize:
1st= FM Ravi Haria (Wood Green HK), FM Andrew P Horton (3C’s) 6
3rd= FM Joseph Mcphillips, FM Peter J Batchelor, FM William Claridge-Hansen (4NCL Oxford), Conor E Murphy (Cambs Uni), IM Alan B Merry (Barbican 4NCL) 5½

Over 50 Prize:
1st: GM John M Emms (Wood Green) 6½
2nd= GM Mark L Hebden (4NCL Guildford), GM Peter K Wells (4NCL White Rose) 6

Major Open
1st: Tom Brown (Cardiff) 7
2nd= Philip AA Tozer (Athenaeum), Dominic Miller (Worthing), Philip J Crocker (Chester), John N Sugden (Hastings & St Leonards), J Morgan Blake (Warwick Uni) 6½

Over 50
1st: 6 John DM Nunn 6
2nd= Cliff R Chandler (Maidstone), Andrew P Lewis (Manningtree), Phil J Brooks (Ashtead) 5

Over 65
1st: Stephen H Berry (Wimbledon), Roger Emerson (Guildford) 5½
3rd= Chris CW Shephard (Sheffield Nomads), Oliver A Jackson, Anthony CP Milnes (Cavendish), Rudy Van Kemenade 5School)

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