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The Five Minute Quickplay Tournament

Posted on December 9, 2012 at 8:20 PM

After all the clubs external club v club activities and then hosting an open night which attracted two new members to the club, attention now turns to the 5 minute quickplay tournament, in which each player has 5 minutes for all the moves. 


The tournament is held once per year and it will take place this Tuesday.  All members present on the day can enter the tournament, and depending on how many turn up the tournament will be run either as a Swiss tournament, or an all play all tournament.  If 15 or more people attend, a Swiss Tournament will be held, but if 14 or less attend, the contest will be all-play-all. 


Held just before Christmas, the evening is a fun (but competitive) evening of chess in which the usual pressures of a long time control game go out the window and instead the focus is very much on the first gut instinct of playing chess.  It depends who plays the best chess on the night and blunders will likely be made by all players during the evening.  As everyone starts on 0 anyone on the night can win the tournament. 

Categories: Internal Club Competitions

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