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Somerset New Year Chess Congress

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Walton Park Hotel

We have negotiated the following special deals for chess players staying at the hotel:

Single occupancy bed & breakfast £45 per person, per night Single occupancy bed, breakfast & dinner £65 per person, per night

Double occupancy bed & breakfast £70 per night

Double occupancy bed, breakfast & dinner £110 per night

Dinner is served from 1930 although bar snacks are available all day

The hotel is a lovely chess venue.

“Walton Park Hotel was originally built in the late 19th century and has been sympathetically restored to become Clevedon’s Premier Hotel.

Guests can wine and dine in the Victorian splendour of the awardwinning Somerset restaurant and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets over the Celtic coastline. The spacious, comfortable and lavishly equipped bedrooms, the majority of which provide magnificent views over the Bristol Channel, are individually designed and furnished to a high standard and all complete with freeview flat screen TV, complimentary beverages and free WiFi.”

How to get to the Congress:

If coming by car, leave the M5 at J20, head for the seafront and turn right. (It’s that simple.) There is ample car parking at the hotel. If coming by train, alight at Yatton. This is about 4 miles away. There is a not particularly frequent bus service from Yatton to Clevedon, but you may wish to use a taxi. The approximate cost is £10.

Congress Report

1st Somerset New Year Chess Congress

Prize Winners


1st= 4/5  Alan Fraser             

               Shaun Walsh      


3rd= 3.5/5  Tim Allen               

                  Douglas Bramley   

                  John Skeen


GP U100- 3.5/5  David Clarke


1st= 4/5  Terry Greenaway

               Thomas McLaren

                Alex Langford

GP U133= 3/5  Richard Dowling

                         Ian Rescorla


1st= 4/5  Peter Kirby

               Chris Timmins

3rd 3.5/5  Alice Lampard

GP U161= 2.5/5  Richard Desmedt

                            Jon Fisher

                            George Georgiou

                            Brendan O'Gorman

                            Paul Spiller

                            Rich wiltshir