In the first round, as the lowest rated player in a field of 23, he got a one point bye. However, in the Swiss pairings in the rounds that followed, this one point does not seem to have been counted. This meant that he was paired against easier opponents than should have been the case. Still, this should not detract from his stupendous achievement - let's hope we will be seeing a lot more of this promising young player. The only game he lost was to our very talented 12 year old Layla Timergazi.
2 other players ended up with 5 out of 6 - Anthony Ker and Brian Nijman. Brian beat Scott, but lost to Anthony. Anthony drew with Scott and Mark and won his other games.
|A view of Vaibhav's back - sorry, it's the only picture I've got!|
|The playing hall at HIBS|
|Ross is buying one of these for the club - yippee!|