2023 Aug Open Blitz

We held an Open Blitz Tournament on Thursday 24th August.  There were 24 entrants, including 8 juniors, playing 6 rounds of ECF Blitz rated games at a time control of 5 minutes plus 3 seconds increment.  We were especially pleased to welcome three guests from Staines Chess Club.  There were lots of hard-fought and close games that went down to the wire.  It was great to see the club packed yet again and buzzing for a summer event.

Seb Twisk was top placed junior with 4 out of 6.

Paul Sloane and Siddarth Ramaraju (Staines) both scored 4.5 out of 6.  Paul was third on tie-break.

Julien Shepley and Tural Huseynov both finished with 5 out of 6 (4 wins and 2 draws each).  Unusually, they could not be separated by any of the three levels of tie-break, and so were declared joint winners.  Congratulations to both!

Well done and thanks to everyone who played and helped, especially Daniel Seaton and Thomas West who organised and ran the event, and Tracey Read who took the photos and looked after the casual chess in the back room.

The final ranking crosstable is shown below. Click on the image to access further details.