Thursday, June 30, 2011

Blitz Results and Lecture Info

The June 29th blitz tourney was well attended for an off week event including three new players. We saw fighting chess over seven rounds with everyone getting some points.

The winner with 7-0 was Herb followed by Dannie and Forrest tied for 2nd with 5 points each.

The July Swiss already has some folks pre-registered and I'm hoping for a good turnout next week. We are adding a short lecture for the next few weeks covering basic checkmates and tactical themes. The lectures will go from 5:30 to 5:45 with tournament games starting shortly thereafter.

I'm hoping to draw some interest from the chess-oriented library patrons for the lectures and from the discussion at the club yesterday will consider some unrated beginners events along side the normal rated tournament. It was also suggested to split the July Swiss into an open event (open to all) and an under 1500 section, for those that would prefer such an option.

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