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Greenisland October Blitz

A great night of Blitz fun at Greenisland FC Chess Club - for Juniors and Seniors alike
Greenisland October Blitz

Tournament in Progress

On the ferocious first Friday of October, the Greenisland club put on a junior tournament for its youth members and, at the same time, hosted an open senior tournament.

Junior Event

In all there were 24 young players fighting for the title in 6 slap bang rounds of 5 minute blitz chess. There were calls of check, checkmate and illegal move ringing round the room. However, we all stayed friends and had a top three of Peter Murphy, Evan McCartney and Alex Lam.

Senior Event

Later in the night at the Senior Section we had 16 players competing in a further 6 rounds of Blitz. The winner was Lisburn’s Alex Goss, closely followed by Strand’s Eddie Khanzharav and Michael Sheerin from Lisburn in third. There were some real inter club rivalries on display.

Special mention should go to Peter Murphy, Daniel Watt, Theo Lam and Alex Lam for playing in both tournaments on the night.

It was great to see the will to win still thriving.

Watch this space for future events and debriefs!

More photos - see below...