As a result of my success in my first Preliminary Round section in the BPCF Open, I qualified for a Semi-Final section, which eventually started in the following year. Here I faced much tougher opposition and my result indicated that I had to improve considerably to be able to progress further in the competition.
My four White games were against:
My four Black games were against:
My results with White were disasterous, as I lost all four games. My results with Black were rather better, as I scored two wins, one draw and one loss. Admittedly, this was more a reflection of the quality of the opposition I happened to play with either colour.
Looking at my opening choices, these reflected the evolution of my “over the board” repertoire at the time. I had only started to play chess seriously a couple of years earlier, and was gradually working out which openings suited me.