The 3rd Blitz tournament was held on the night before lockdown - IM Leonid Sandler also participated as he was at the club delivering a lecture to our members. 19 players started and 14 finished after 11pm with a predictable win by Leonid!
23 players took part in Blitz 2 - people seem to like the slower pace created by adding a 5 second increment to the games. Ruari ended up on the top of the pile, winning his last game on time, with his clock still on 4 minutes - great time management! Leonard put in a great performance and was only a half point behind.
A surprise visitor took the honours for the first blitz tournament of the year: Chess Victoria President, IM Leonid Sandler, joined in and won all his 7 games. Patrick and Harrison followed on 5.5, and Leonard on 5 points. A great turnout of 22 players kicked off the year's scheduled events in style! We had some old faces reappear: Angus Blenkiron, Bill Coutts and James Watson, and some newish faces too: Julian Feinberg, Nick Lyons, Joe Daher and Vivaan Solanki. Covid safe practices were upheld, with masks now not being mandatory.
The Ernie Greenhalgh Blitz Championship.
A Grand Prix cycle of five, 7 round tournaments throughout the year, with a player's best 3 scores deciding the title.
There is a $75 prize for the King or Queen of the clock!