November blitz results
There was another good turnout at the November blitz on the 17th. The winner was Jason Rawlinson, who led all the way, finishing on 6½/7, conceding his one draw to Denis Ruchko. Second was Conall Hegarty on 6; his game against Jason was long and exciting, in which both players had to make full use of the five-second increment, until eventually Jason’s queen proved to have too many tricks for Conall’s rook and minor piece. The prize for the best ungraded player went to Oisin Hodges with 4 points; he tied for this honour with Paraic O’Reilly and Jonathan Klein, but had a much better tie-break, as he had played most of the strongest players, and also beat the top seed.