A huge thanks to everyone who attended Seaton Chess Club's very first Blitz Tournament. The event was very well attended and a great success.
It is of course fitting and proper that the first event was won by a dinosaur! Congratulations to Exeter's Tim Paulden as outright winner with 5/6 and for dressing up for the occasion!
Congratulations also to Sidmouth's Nicky Bacon and Exeter's Brian Aldwin for winning the grading prizes.
Special thanks also to Jonathan Underwood for acting as controller for the night managing all the pairings and results.
Full results for the event can be found here: 1st Jurassic Blitz Results
We plan to run a further event on Wed 28th November - further details will be published soon.
Invitations are now out for a series of Devon wide individual Competitions:
- The Devon Championship for players grade 170 and over
- The Intermediate Championship for players grade 140-169
- The Minor Championship for players grade 139 or under
- Ladies Championship - no grade limit
More details can be found here: Individual Competitions 2018-19
The competitions are open to ECF members and run between Nov 2018 and May 2019 and are generally held at weekends at player's homes or at a club.
On the 3rd December 2017, a Seaton contingent of 4 made the journey down to play in the 4th Plymouth Rapidplay and enjoyed some excellent results.
Paul won the competition with 5/6 and Jon came joint 2nd with 4.5/6. Steve wasn't far behind with 4/6 and joint 4th place.
Full results and report can be found here.