42 players took part in the first Welsh Blitz Championship at Pencoed Miners Welfare Hall. An enjoyable afternoon of playing speed chess (3 mins plus 2 seconds added per move) with 11 rounds completed in just under 3 hours!
The event was won by Grandmaster Matthew Turner, 2nd and Welsh Champion - Bill Hewitt, Joint 3rd Joe Fathallah, Tim Kett, David Sands and Calum Harris who won the Under 1800 rating prize. The Under 1500 rating prize was won by Russell Dodington with Hugo Fowler winning the Junior prize.
It is hoped to arrange another Blitz event in September - watch for details.
Grandmaster Matthew Turner, winner of the Blitz
2nd and Welsh Champion - Bill Hewitt
Joint 3rd : Joe Fathallah, Tim Kett, David Sands and Calum Harris (not pictured)
Calum Harris, winner of the Under 1800 rating prize
Russell Dodington, winner of the Under 1800 rating prize
Hugo Fowler, winner of the Junior prize