St Benildus have sneaked in through the back door to qualify for a third successive European Cup after a dramatic final day at the National Club Championships.
The third round of the 2019 Blitz Grand Prix, originally scheduled for the 17th, will take place this Wednesday to avoid a clash with mid-term.
Usual start time of 8ish, and usual finish time of 10ish.
Our originally Christmas charity blitz will take place in its now customary timeslot of “not Christmas”, which this year means the 20th of March.
Registration will open around 7:15 in the library, and we expect to be underway about 8pm. Entry is limited to 64 players, with 8 groups of 8 the max. Entry fees are €15 waged and €10 unwaged, with all proceeds going to charity. It’s our usual handicapped time control – starting at 5 minutes each for players with less than 50 points between them and going up to 8v2 for players with more than 250 points between them.
There’ll be plenty of spot prizes on the night – provided people bring a couple with them of course! Unless you arrive late and get stuck in a smaller group, then everyone is guaranteed seven games; the groups should be over by 10, and the final by 11pm.
A reminder to all that the second round of our 2019 Blitz Grand Prix is this Wednesday, at the usual time of 8ish.
It’s been a busy week since our last update, with all bar one of our eight league teams in action.