The Irvine Spring Congress was held on the weekend of the 18th – 20th March 2016.
From Bon Accord the outstanding performance of the weekend was from Connor Sibbald who, in his first adult tournament scored 2½/5, finishing with a win against Peter Doris in spite of being outrated by 652 points! Stuthi Hegde in the major also had an excellent weekend finishing unbeaten on 2½/5 with a tournament performance rating of 1506 compared to her current grading of 1241. In the open Callum Smith had a challenging weekend, but although he only scored 1/5 he still gained some rating points. Finally Aditya Hegde had a disappointing weekend with four losses in a row in the minor.
The full grading for the tournament is on the Chess Scotland website.