The 11th Mike Closs Memorial Tournament continued the long-running series of events in fine style.
I didn't want to miss a year in the roll of honour of this series, which meant an enforced switch to an online event. This did have some advantages, especially regarding the people I could invite who would not normally be able to attend.
Indeed, thanks to the very welcome participation of Kineke Mulder, it was our first international tournament of the series.
For 2011, I wanted:
A fun celebratory event, continuing the series I set up to honour my late friend, Mike Closs.A welcome distraction from the strange events of 2020.
Time spent with friends.
IM Richard Palliser
|Mr Hardy sporting Manchester's |
finest jumper since Bert Trautmann
|Mike had a little helper!|
|A relaxed and ready Nevil|
|Dave Edmunds in full festive mode|
|Royce is all ears - and other usual openings|
|Kevin is clearly ready for the Caro-Kann|
|Peter and jumper, with matching beards|
|Richard almost stole the show - his lights up!|