Many congratulations to Partha Mulay on winning the Southern Counties Individual Championship 2019-20, jointly with FM Martin Taylor, at the 50th Thanet Chess Congress last weekend at Broadstairs, Kent.
The SCCU Joint Champions, FM Martin Taylor and Partha Mulay, shared 2nd place in the Open (scoring 4/5). As Martin Taylor is already qualified for the British Championship by virtue of his FM title and FIDE rating (2345 in July 2019 list), the SCCU Qualification place is awarded to Partha. The winner of the Thanet Open, IM Alan Merry, was not eligible for the SCCU title.
Partha joins Previous Essex SCCU Champions including David Sherman (three times) and John Moore.