Hart House Chess Club’s Fall Blitz Tournament took place on October 20th, at the HH Reading Room. Leslie Tang, who recently qualified to HH Chess Club’s Pan-Am Team, finished clear first, scoring a formidable 7½ out of 10 and rightfully claiming the gold medal and the $50 gift-award.
With 6 out of 10, Vignesh Kumar and Adie Todd tied for 2nd place but, in the end, it was Vignesh who claimed 2nd place (and a $25 gift-award), whereas Adie got bronze and a $10 gift-card.
We congratulate the winners on their ourstanding performance and we wish them all the best in their future games!
Besides the three winners, however, honorable mention must be awarded to Kay Schaarschmidt (8/10), Alex Ferreira (8/10), Kit Ng (7/10), Jonathan Yu (6/10) and Andrew McMillan (6/10), five non-prizewinning entries in the competition who, nevertheless, performed exceptionally!
We would also like to express our delight about the big number of people who took part in the event. Despite the midterm period, a total of twenty-one participants played in the tournament, which marked a very pleasant surprise. More strikingly, one of the participants was 6 year-old Andy, who also attended the intermediate players class and really impressed us with his maturity, focus and accurate solutions to a number of chess puzzles!
Special thanks for the successful administration of the tournament is owed to Mr. Alex Ferreira, the Chief Arbiter in the event, who, once again, went way beyond the call of duty to make sure the tournament would run smoothly.
Finally, many thanks to all the experienced as well as novice players who participated in the tournament, turning Hart House Reading Room into a lively chess-playing hall!
We are looking forward to seeing you again in our next event!