Blitz #5: Quick-draw Sean Macak
In a tense finish, Sean Macak defeated contender Ruari Coffey in round 7 of the final Blitz tournament, denying him a third share in the prize. Jamie Brotheridge was nowhere to be seen, but had enough points to get his half of the prize with his best 3 of 5 scores. Simon got a picket fence, and taught his opponents a few tricks and traps along the way.
Blitz #4: Simon Rutherford's return.
After a long championship, quite a few players wound down with a night of blitz. Others were youngsters and returning players. One of whom was Simon Rutherford, the 2014 champion of the VRCL, who won the night unbeaten with 6.5/7, drawing only with Patrick Cook. Jamie Brotheridge placed second on 5.5/7 and 5 players came equal third on 5/7 were: Sean Macak, Ruari Coffey, Patrick Cook, Rob Loveband and Kevin Perrin.
The leaders overall in the blitz tournament are Sean and Jamie on 21 points, Patrick on 20.5 points and Harrison on 19 points.
Blitz #3: Go Ruari!
34 players squeezed into the venue for a fun night of skittles - re-scheduled to coincide with the Comedy Festival event due to noise concerns. Patrick was leading the field undefeated after brushing aside Rod and Rob L, until the last round when he met Ruari who was a half point behind. Ruari showed his mettle to defeat Patrick and take the honours for the night on 6 of 7 points. Leonard, Louis and Sean all scored 5 points, punching above their weight!
Blitz #2: 21 players compete
Harrison and Jamie stayed on top, with Peter Miitel, Patrick Cook and Sean Macak following on a half point behind.
Blitz #1: Sean blitzes away to a 6/7 result!
Only defeated by Ruari, Sean won all his other games. A block of four other players followed a point behind.
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!