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Byron Wins the Blitz Knockout

Our 2023 Blitz champion is Byron Morris who won his final round match against Shaun Curtis last night at the Gold Coast Chess Club. Congratulations.

The Final Match - Byron vs Shaun 1.5-0.5

27 players started the 5 round knockout competition where we played 2 games of 3 min + 2 sec followed by 2 games of 2 min + 1 sec if the match was tied. Finally we had several matches go to the deciding 5th game of Armageddon, where white had 3 min versus blacks 2:30 but had to win to earn the point. Visiting Peruvian brothers Cesar and Jose played in the event and Cesar took 3rd place winning the play-off against Joshua C.

Our Blitz Knockout Winners! Byron 1st, Shaun 2nd and Cesar 3rd

In the second chance draw the matches were closely fought. The final came down to an Armageddon match between Western Australian Shaun Gallop and Oscar C-B. In the end Oscar was victorious and took home the second chance trophy.

Second Chance Final - Shaun vs Oscar 2-3

Youngster Jackson won the third place playoff continuing to display his improvements this year. The night was great fun with many blitz games being held on the side and everyone having a good time.

The Second Chance Winners - Oscar 1st, Shaun 2nd and Jackson 3rd

The field:

Join in our next Burleigh Club night! The Autumn Cup, a 7 week long 7 round FIDE, ACF and QJ rated classical event, which starts May 5th. The Term 2 Junior Club will also start on the same date. Next Friday there's no club chess due to the Gold Cup beginning on Friday night.

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