Apologies for the lack of updates.
The Ford Memorial at Norths has gone underway. Due to some circumstances, I was unable to take part this year.
The greatest shock of the tournament so far was FM Greg Canfell (2315) drawing against Benjamin Cheung (1729). A superb result for young Benjamin.
The young guns are doing very well in this tournament after 3 games played.
Jack Ruan, Oscar Wang and Anton Smirnov are on 3 points each with Benjamin half a point behind followed by Vincent Cheng and Harry Ruan on 2 points each.
My brother-in-law Steven is currently on 2.5 points.
I cannot help but notice that the number of participants for this year's Ford has dropped. Last year, we had 89 participants but this year, it had fallen to around 79 - a fall of 10%.