'Warm Up' Winter Blitz 2021

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Welcome to our 'Warm Up' Winter Blitz for 2021.

This is a fast moving Round Robin Tournament where each game is played at a rate of 5 minutes + 2sec./move increments. This coming Wednesday we complete Round 1 & prepare for the Championship Rounds

Rules for Blitz Chess for our Tournament

Here are the rules that we will be following for our Blitz Tournament ...

  1. A move is not completed till you press the clock.

  2. Touch move - If you touch a piece you must move it.

  3. Your clock must be pressed with the same hand that moves your chess piece.

  4. You can capture the King. If your opponent leaves their King under attack you can take it on your turn, thus winning the game.

  5. You don't need to declare check.

  6. If you get a pawn to the eighth rank, you must replace it with the piece you are promoting it to before you press your clock.

  7. If someone makes an illegal move the opponent can claim that as a win. If they do not claim it as a win then the game continues.

  8. If a penalty is called and you ask the Tournament Director (Rick Torning) to adjudicate then the clock is paused. The clock will then be restarted from where it was paused if the game is continuing.

  9. Because it is a round robin tournament, if you can't play on the night you may catch up your games before the next Wednesday night of play. Rick will have the chess club open from 6pm to 7pm on Wednesday so people can use this time to catch up games if they were not able to play through the week.

Tournament Progress Crosstables*

* A Crosstable indicates the number of games that people have won and who their opponents have been. The numbers across the top of the table indicate the players and are the same as the numbers down the left hand side beside the players names.

Winter Tournament 2021 flyer (16 June 20

People are playing in the Tournament

Aayan Ahammed
Khaiam Ali

Oliver Bruhl

Sam Burr
Mike Canfell
Andrew Coburn

Tony Ewen

Bernard Fittler

Martyn Jevric

Samantha Lake

Bradley Lidgard

Chris Nadolny
Kaitland Parker

Yannick Tursan

Wil Vince-moin

Mary Wilkie
Kaitlyn Williams

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Round 1

Group A

Leader

Group A

Oliver Bruhl

Group B

Leader

Group B

Sam Burr

Final Round

Progress as at 21 July 2021

Championship Round

Winner of the Championship Round will be the Armidale Chess Club Biltz Champion

Armidale Chess Club

Blitz Champion

2021

Sam Burr

Runner Up

Andrew Coburn

Bernard Fittler

Chris Nadolny

Challengers Round

Armidale Chess Club

Top Challenger

2021

Khaiam Ali

Runner Up

Mary Wilkie