Southbourne Platinum Jubilee Open Blitz Report and Results

22 players took part in yesterday evening’s exciting 6 round swiss blitz (8 minutes + 2 second) tournament at Tuckton Social Club (the home venue of Southbourne Chess Club) to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. These included 13 players who were not from Southbourne chess club and also 6 juniors.

Everyone enjoyed the free snacks, cakes, refreshments, bubbly plus book / DVD sale.

The winner of the tournament was Ian Clark (Wimborne) with 5½ out of 6 (pictured above).

Bruce Jenks (Highcliffe) and Adam Ursell (Highcliffe) came 2nd equal with 4½ points.

Other rating / junior prize winners were Thomas Trach (Highcliffe), Finn Schell (Southbourne) and Zander Booth (Poole), all with 4 points, Florence Spirling (Southbourne) and Adem Avci (Unattached) with 3 points, Dan Ursell (Highcliffe) with 2½ points and Oliver Bradley (Southbourne Juniors) with 2 points.

All players won a book prize.

Martin Simons – 4th June 2022

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