John Sugden, the Club's regular board 2 for the 1st team in the Mid-Sussex League, achieved a noteworthy result in the latest Hastings International Congress Masters Tournament. He was placed equal 15th and his score of 5.5/9 was very nearly three full points more than statistical expectation against his rated opponents and was the same as that of three Grandmasters and six Masters. He lost just one game and had draws against two Grandmasters, a Master and an International Master. One of his two wins was against a FIDE Master. His tournament rating of 2421 was impressively higher than his current FIDE grade of 2173. Congratulations, John.
Congratulations also to Rasa Norinkeviciute on her 5 points from 9, her tournament rating of 2187 being 182 points above her current grade.