Ernie Greenhalgh Blitz Tournaments 2023

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!