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 first blitz tournament of the summer was held on 23 May in the Bridge Centre. It was won, fairly convincingly in the end, by Pete Morriss, who scored 6½ points out of 7. His one draw was against Ger Abberton, who was first equal with Pete with three rounds to go, but then fell back and his challenge evaporated. There was a tight contest for second place, which ended in a four-way tie, on 4½ points, between Kynesha Ryder, Fintan Hegarty, Brenden Buckley and Jason Rawlinson. Kynesha Ryder had the slightly better tie-break, and so pipped the others for the cash prize that is a feature of our summer blitzes. The under-1300 rating prize was won deservedly by Andrew Finnerty, who also won in March, on 4 points.