Michael Duggan wins Southbourne Summer Blitz in style

Michael Duggan wins Southbourne Summer Blitz in style

Poole’s Michael Duggan (pictured above) scored an excellent 5/6 to win the Summer Blitz and earn £30 ahead of 18 competitors, who were undeterred in was Friday the 13th (July). Organiser Martin Simons commented “…Michael Duggan (Poole) played exceptionally well, remained undefeated and was a deserved winner”.

James Forset 2nd Southrbourne Blitz

James Forster came outright 2nd

Some other very good performances, including James Forster (pictured left) coming 2nd and Richard Smith, playing great attacking play, was 3rd. Richard won £20 for best Under 155 performance.

Simon Bown (New Milton) had an exceptional tournament winning the Under 120 prize of £20 with 3.5 points, so it was great the top prizes were shared amongst the clubs.

It was a very competitive, but sociable evening and credit to Southbourne who again generously hosted the event at Tuckton. Organiser Martin Simons, as he does so well, ensured that every competitor won a prize. It was the first time that time increments had been used for a blitz tournament in Dorset and this proved most successful as better quality games were played, leading to more draws and less outright blunders. On behalf of all competitors, many thanks to Simon for organising it all so efficiently. Also thanks to the tireless team behind the scenes at Southbourne, especially John Harris, who work so hard setting up and clearing away.

Everyone won at least a book prize and 5 players also won in the free raffle which included a bottle of wine, 4 cans of lager, a chess DVD and 2 chess books.

It was a super evening – all credit to the organisers and players. For score details please see table at foot.

 

Richard Smith 3rd Southbourne Blitz

Richard Smith was outright 3rd

Frank Hamilton-Taylor was presented with the trophy for winning the recent Dorset Closed Minor & a winners cheque

Frank Hamilton-Taylor was presented with the trophy for winning the recent Dorset Closed Minor & a winners cheque

Simon Bown, New Milton excelled in the Southbourne Blitz

Simon Bown, New Milton won the Under 120 prize of £20 with an outstanding score of 3.5

Jamie Littleton & Steve Pollyn shared 4th

Jamie Littleton & Steve Pollyn shared 4th with other players. It was excellent to see both back playing in a Dorset tournament

 

 

Southbourne Blitz Tournament

 

Friday 13th July 2018

 

6 rounds

 

5 minutes + 5 second increments

 

Pos

 

Name

 

Grade

 

Score

 

Prize

 

1st

 

M Duggan

 

184

 

5

 

£30

2nd

J Forster

169

2 Books for 2nd

 

3rd

 

R Smith

 

125

 

4

 

£20 for best Under 155

 

4th=

 

S Bown

 

119

 

 

£20 for best Under 120

S Pollyn

142

2 Books for 2nd Under 155

J Littleton

150

2 Books for 2nd Under 155

D Popovic

156

Book

C Westrap

160

Book

M Littleton

176

Book

I Clark

186

Book

J Weatherlake

191

Book

12th

F Hamilton-Taylor

111

3

2 Books for 2nd Under 120

13th

M Puiu

140

Book

14th=

C Roberts

107

2

Book

P Sandy

109

Book

J Harris

120

Book

17th

M Spalding

105

1

Book

18th

S Denyer

60

0

Book