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SECOND LISBURN CHESS BLITZ AND BULLET - 12TH OCTOBER 2019

Tournament Report by Assistant Arbiter Martin Johnston Lisburn Chess Club hosted its second Speed Chess Championship on Saturday 12 October 2019. As per last season, it was very well attended with players from all over the province. 34 competed and many more watched on.

SECOND LISBURN CHESS BLITZ AND BULLET - 12THOCTOBER 2019


Tournament Report by Assistant Arbiter Martin Johnston


Lisburn Chess Club hosted its second Speed Chess Championship on Saturday 12 October 2019. As per last season, it was very well attended with players from all over the province. 34 competed and many more watched on.


The format was Blitz and Bullet with seven rounds of ten-minute Blitz followed, after lunch, with six rounds of Bullet. There was quite a bustle about the tournament and it proved exciting for all involved. There was a huge upset in the very first round when young Adam Fitzsimons defeated Steve Scannell, sealing his win of the Giant Killer prize.


The club along with Neil Gardiner (Director) offered three prizes in each of three-graded section these consisted of Soviet era chess lapel pins, which proved an interesting and innovative idea for prizes.


A new trophy was presented to the club “LISBURN CHESS CLUB PERPETUAL BRILLIANCY PRIZE” This was awarded as a Giant Killer prize on this occasion, and awarded to whomever beat a higher rated player with the greatest rating difference.


The club would like to express its gratitude to Brendan Jamison for his expertise and help as our Chief Arbiter on the day and the work involved beforehand. Also Libraries NI for their continued hospitality during the tournament and every Saturday.

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BLITZ RESULTS

7 ROUNDS OF 10+0


Champion: Steve Scannell (6/7)

2nd: Danny Roberts (5.5/7)

3rd: Michael Sheerin (5.5/7)

Intermediate Champion: Taufik Kamal (5/7)

Intermediate 2nd: Dexter Harris (4.5/7)

Intermediate 3rd: Adam Fitzsimons (4/7)

Junior Champion: Aaditya Singh (4/7)

Junior 2nd: Brian Fitzsimons (3/7)

Junior 3rd: Patrick Maguire (3/7)

The first recipient of the new Lisburn Chess Club Brilliancy Prize

Was Adam Fitzsimons (1159) for his round 1 victory over an opponent 695 rating points higher.

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BULLET TOURNAMENT

SIX ROUNDS OF 1+0

Champion: Michael Sheerin (5.5/6)

2nd Place: Steve Scannell (5/6)

3rd Place: Neil Gardner (5/6)

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