The 28th Hampstead Congress took place this weekend, 16-17 May. You can find the pairings, results and other details on the website right here.
Rob Willmoth won the event with 4.5/5 and took home £200.00. Jason Altschuler, Tom Villiers and Hajane Anbukumar scored 4/5 and finished joint 2nd with £34.00 each. The 1630-1850 Rating prize of £80.00 was won on tiebreak by Marinel Miu on 3.5/5, and the Under 1630 Rating Prize of £80.00 was won on tiebreak by Gabriel Balouka-Myers, on 3/5 despite losing his first game when his phone went off!
On the front page of the site we've been featuring a survey about the future design of the tournament, and the 100 responses so far suggest that;
- we should have two sections
- more players would be interested in playing
- players are not as keen on a rating floor of any kind