Lamont shares major prize

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The Bury St Edmunds Chess Congress attracted 162 players and top seed Grandmaster Matthew Sadler won the open category.

Two players shared first place in the major section — Richard Lamont, who plays for both Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket, and Cambridge City’s John Daugman.

The intermediate section was won by Stephen Moss, while the minor winner was Marek Biernacki, from Sutton Coldfield.

A total of 43 players shared a prize fund of £2,500.

Other local winners (from Bury, unless stated): Colin Roberts (best win in the major); William Sait (intermediate best junior); Vicky Allen (Stowmarket, minor equal second); Alan John (under-60 grading prize), Adam John (best win in the minor)