Julie van Kemenade also played in the Fide rated tournament at Leyland, achieving 2 out of 6, despite being second lowest rated player. Unfortunately this included a full point bye in the 2nd round. Unfortunate because it means you get an even stronger opponent in the next round. However Julie clocked up a win in that next round, though against an opponent without a FIDE rating. She then came up against a promising junior, Henry Broadley, a member of the England U18 squad, rated FIDE 1860 and ECF 2090. A complex game ensued where Henry just managed to escape from an inferior position with the resource of a backward B move.

Overall though Julie managed to gain two points on her Welsh grade from the tournament.

[Report by Rudy]

Henry Broadley – Julie van Kemenade 1-0

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