Blitz tournament #3
28 players lined up for the 3rd
Blitz tournament of the year, headed by new Club Champion James
Watson. Angus Blenkiron returned, and Blitz King Jamie Brotheridge was back after a break. Harrison
Harrison made a surprise visit, and new face Jack Lane made his debut.
The event was won comfortably by James with 6.5/7, followed by Paul Dao and Angus with 5.5, Jordan
Furlong on 5, and Paul Marko 4.5.
Blitz #4 is scheduled for October the 5th
Blitz tournament #2
The second Blitz tournament of our 2023 season saw a healthy entry of 19 players lining up for the event, with FIDE Master Simon Rutherford as runaway favourite. However, junior Paul Dao had a great night, scoring a picket fence 7/7 to finish in 1st place. FM Simon Rutherford was 2nd with 6/7, Patrick Cook, winner of Blitz #1, was 3rd with 5/7. Jordan Furlong managed 4.5, and Tom Oppenheim, Paul Marco, Jamie Brotheridge, and Trevor Ivory forming the chasing posse on 4.
Blitz #3 is for 13th July.
Blitz tournament #1
Ballarat Chess Club launched our 2023 season with the first event in the Blitz Grand Prix on Thursday night. A respectable entry of 14 players joined the fray, including 2022 Blitz Champion Jamie Brotheridge, several players whom we haven't seen for a while, and new face Brodie Murnane. Top seed was James Watson, just ahead of Scott Stewart, but the surprise winner was 5th seed Club President Patrick Cook with an excellent 6/7 score.
Blitz #2 is scheduled for 13th April.
Blitz #3 13/7/23 Crosstable
Blitz #2 13/4/23 Crosstable
Blitz #1 19/1/23 Crosstable
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!