ATTENDEES (Re-opening Blitz, Thursday 18th) 1 Pete Morriss 2 Brian Gallagher 3 James Blackwell 4 Ronan Zaletel 5 Jason Rawlinson 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
The home of chess in Galway
The surprisingly hot weather was perhaps responsible for the small turnout at our June Blitz tournament, held on Thursday 27th, though it did mean that the standard was a bit higher than it has been in some other months. No-one had a higher standard than Denis Ruchko, who beat everybody to finish clear winner with seven points out of seven. Second equal, a long way behind, were Brendan Buckley and Jason Rawlinson, with five wins and two losses (Brendan winning their individual game). The rating-prize, which was set at under-1500 this month to reflect the higher standard and absence of our usual ‘tail’, was won by Ger Abberton, with 3 points.