Canterbury Open 2020 has finished. You can find the results here.
Also, I’ve calculated the improvement score for each player. Please see the previous post to become familiar with it. The results are in the table below. You can find a more detailed report in Comments.
Ineligible players (not enough rated games):
The last column is the standard official rating category prize the player has won. It’s not based on the improvement score.
I think this shows how the standard rating category prize distribution fails: in the cases 12, 15, 17 the players performed pretty badly given their current ratings but still won u1800 or u1600 prizes. Also, Sami Ullah had an impressive performance but got only the equal 2nd prize under 1600.
We have played a correspondence game against the united team of two Russian chess forums Zugzwang Club and Kasparov Chess. We lost but the game was interesting. It was the 5th such game, Russia leads 4-1.
On the 15th of July, the Canterbury Chess Club was visited by the youngest Australian grandmaster Anton Smirnov. He played against 6 players rated under 2000, blindfolded. The Anton’s result was four wins, two losses.