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
Our first blitz tournament of the season continued the trend from the last Winter League: nobody wanted to win it! We ended up with a five-way tie for first place, on 5 points out of 7, between newcomer Jonathan Melling, Jason Rawlinson, Brendan Buckley, Alex Drimbarean, and Pete Morriss. For once, not a single game in the evening was drawn.
It was good to see some new people coming along to the club: we look forward to seeing you again in the coming weeks.
Next week (25 September) there is an “unstructured” evening: anyone can come along and play friendly games against others, at the time rate (if any) of their own choosing. This would be a particularly good week for players new to club chess to come along and try out the club.