February 15-24, 2008
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 24th edition underway this year.
The Scottish delegation is:
IM Stephen Mannion (Fide rating 2347)
FM Neil Berry (Fide rating 2319)
FM Tim Upton (Fide rating 2247)
CM Paul Roberts (Fide rating 2168)
Official website - Cappelle la Grande Open