First, congratulations to Dave Mooney for winning the Colle themed blitz on 22nd August with 9.5 / 10. Well done to Kevin Rowden (6/10) and Paul Bielby (5/10) for finishing 2nd and 3rd. Full details here.
The time control for this event is 3 minutes with a 2 second increment, which is a bit faster than our normal themed blitzes.
So, to help club players who want to enter this tournament to acclimatize to the faster time control and also for those who just want to play some rated blitz, we are running a warm-up event over 9 rounds on Thursday 5th September. This will have the same time control, 3+2, as the real event and will be FIDE rated. Start time is 19:30 at The New Ship Inn on Sunderland Rd.
As usual, no entry fee, no prizes, open to all who want to turn up and play.