The second round got under way after a few announcements.
(a) There was a general round of applause for the recent achievements of two of the juniors present: Theo Slade (recently selected for the English U-11 Squad) and Meg Owens who became the WECU U-18 Girls Champion at Swindon in February.
(b) Reference was made to the plight of Alf Bullock of Dorset who is terminally ill in a nursing home. He had played in every WECU Congress and Seniors Congress held at the Hotel since 1999, 20 events in total. His friend Dave Burt had provided a card for anyone to sign, which he would take to Alf early next week.
The pairings in the Open were as follows: (results will be filled in a.s.a.p.)
|WECU Open||Round 2|
|1||Turner, M. J.||1||0||Bolt, G.|
|2||Cumming, R.||½||½||Berry, S.|
|3||Dilleigh, S||0||1||Smith, A.|
|4||Rudd, J.||1||0||Owens, Meg.|
|5||Bass, J. W.||0||1||McMichael, R.|
|6||Littlejohns, D.||½||½||Mackle, D.|
|7||Stephenson, D.||0||1||Krzyzanowski, P.|
|8||Brusey, A. W.||½||½||Hamilton, S.|
|9||Bartlett, S.||1||0||Price, C. R.|
By the end of Rd. 2, of the 80+ players in total, only 4 were left of 2/2. These were Turner & Smith inthe Open, and P. Errington and P. Dimond in the Minor.