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23rd Cappelle la Grande Open

March 3-10, 2007

The northern French port of Dunkirk was destroyed in 1940 as the evacuation point for a 1/3rd of a million retreating British troops. An impressive set of new council buildings, a square named after 17th century naval hero Jean Bart and a riotous cross-dressing Carnival are the touristic highlights.

The Dunkirk suburb of Cappelle la Grande hosts one of the largest open events on the tournament circuit. The competition has grown from 68 players in 1985 to a record 702 in 2001 and over 600 in the 23rd edition underway this year.

tournament hallGM John Shaw, IM Steve Mannion, FM Neil Berry, Martin Mitchell and Alan Minnican comprise the Scottish interest this year.

Official website - Cappelle la Grande Open

 

 

 

 


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