Note – well done to all winners and the 141 entrants of the 72nd Bristol League Championships! Now for some Blitz!
12 rounds of quality blitz chess on a Sunday night with a 10% discount at the bar – this is what is on offer the first Sunday of every month at the Cross Hands pub. Always great fun, you’ll get to practice those offbeat openings, win prizes (and frequently, get the chance to play IM Jim Sherwin – the first opponent in Fischer’s 60 memorable games, no less).
Downend residents (and players) Derek and Elmira run this tournament with FIDE arbiter Geoff Gammon – and have been fronting the prizes in months when numbers were low. So we are giving them a big shout out to get some new players out on a Sunday to support Bristol Blitz – and hopefully this event will become a mainstay of the tournament calendar.
Put it in the diary, tell everyone you know about it, offer lifts, and scrub up on those tactics!
Mike is co-editor of the Bristol Chess Times and plays regular league and tournament chess