A blitz event for members and friends was held on Sept. 18. As shown in the photo below it was a busy night with the entrants filling the club room to capacity
The Senior section winner was Luca Varriale a strong chess player with a rating of 2200 who was visiting from Italy. He is shown holding his prize on the right in the following picture with runner-up Mark Collins in the middle and blitz organiser Rory on the left.
The Junior section was won by new member Darren McLean, playing in his first competition in the club and shown below proudly holding his prize.
Due to the large number of entries (24) the Summer Tournament this year was run in three separate sections - starting in May and finishing in September. All played all in each section on a round robin basis.
Daniel Martinez Otero was the winner of the Senior section with a fine result of 5.5/6.
Patrick Spillane won the Intermediate section, winning all his games to finish on 7/7.
The Junior section finished with Dylan Higgins and Andy Whelan both on 5/6. So a play-off was needed in which Dylan prevailed.
The prizes will be presented at the Club Christmas Dinner planned for Nov. 29.