Robert Richmond, the Nottingham Congress Director, praised the high number of entries from Gambit. In addition, John Swain controlled one of the sections.
Onos Kofi-Ofuafor lost out in a final round shoot-out with Derby’s David Williams for first prize in the Major. Final scores:
Open: Michael Barnes 3, Peter Mercs 2.5, Michael Naylor 2
Major: Onos Kofi-Ofuafor, Graeme Jennings & John Huthwaite 3.5, Keith Roper 2.5, Drag Sudar 2
Inter: Peter Gorecka-Marshall 2, Rob Ensor 1.5
Minor: Ronnie Watson 3, Ken Heath 2