OFP Salver Opening for May (2022) – The Bird’s opening.

Len Weir declared WINNER of the OFP Salver 12/05/2022

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OFP Salver Standings

Len Weir128.522
Phil Thomas10213
Clive Baird88.514
Bob Reid7924
Mike Chapman76.517
Christine Gow5512
Robin Templeton527
Jim Wainwright436
John Calder42.55
Tom Laing42.56
Dean McCusker428
Alex Smith41.55
Paul Denham416
Reuben Thomasson224
Phil Walsh195
William Birnie151
Sandy Gibson155
Frank Park132
Cameron Smith121
Richard McMinn8.55

In this friendly tournament games begin from a set position in a featured opening. A new opening is selected each month. The idea behind a new opening is to introduce some interesting openings that some players may not have seen before and thus gain some learning /ideas

A player can only play 2 games per night. Points are scored on a handicap system based on players’ gradings. The minimum time limit is 30 minutes each. If you havn’t recorded the result on the result sheet at the club please e mail the result Mike Chapman gm4igs@hotmail.co.uk

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This season’s OFP Salver openings

September 2021 – Scandinavian Defense

February 2020 – King’s Gambit – Falkbeer Counter Gambit

January 2020 – Alekhine Scandinavian Variation – The Spielmann Gambit

November / December 2019 – Tennison Gambit

October 2021- Ruy Lopez – Berlin Defense

September 2019 – Lewis Gambit

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