After round 5, the only player remaining with a perfect score is WIM Birgitte Burchardt (GER) in the 50+ Women section. She plays surprise runner-up WFM Sylvia Johnsen (NOR) in round 6 today. Sylvia is half a point behind and Birgitte has a game in hand, so a win for Sylvia today is sorely needed.
In the 50+ Open group, GM Simen Agdestein (NOR) lost to fellow scandinavian Conny Holst (SWE) after blundering a piece in the middle game. Another Swede, Lars Blomstrøm, also won, and joins Conny at the top f the table with impressive 4,5p/5 scores. The two Swedes meet in round 6 today.
In group 60+ Open, GM Leif Øgaard (NOR) regained sole lead with a miniature win over Group 65+ Women player GM Nona Gaprindashvili (GEO). Leif now has 4,5p, followed by three players on 4p, from England, Slovenia and Sweden respectively.He will meet the Englishman FM Anthony J Stebbings in round 6 today.
In the 65+ Women group, Nona is now in joint lead on similar points (3,5) with WGM Elena Fatalibekova (RUS).
Round 6 is played at 3 pm today Thursday August 9th.