After 13 months of play, the Donald Rodford Memorial has just finished. 34 players started play in late November 2014 with each player playing 8 games (pairings on the Italian system). The final score table can be seen here (change the “Show … entries” to 50 to see the full list of players) and you can see that five players all managed 6 points with 4 wins apiece. It was therefore necessary to go to the 2nd tie-break of Buchholz score (sum of opponents scores) and Mark Eldridge is declared the winner! Congratulations to Mark. He wins the Regency Chess Set & £80 in prize money. 2nd place is Tim Harding who wins £60. In joint 3rd place are Les Ellis & Leslie Eastoe who win £30 each. In 5th place is Philip Tolhurst who wins £10.
A big thank you to all the players for taking part in memory of Donald Rodford.