Remy Rushbrooke wins April Blitz!

By Andrew Medworth, Hendon Club Captain
Friday 22 April, 2022

Last night, our first FIDE Blitz at the Cumberland Club took place! It was great to see the event run in a larger venue; our new home seemed to meet with universal approval!

The tournament was won by Remy Rushbrooke with 5½/6, with Stanley Badacsonyi close behind on 5/6. Top Hendon players were Salvatore Pepe, Chris Rogal, Martin Wylde and myself with 3/6.

In total, 23 players participated. This was a pretty normal number, which would have been a capacity crowd at our previous venue, but the Cumberland Club can hold a lot more players, so we will aim to significantly widen participation from May onwards!

Full standings:

  • 1: Remy Rushbrooke (5½/6)
  • 2: Stanley Badacsonyi (5/6)
  • 3: Connor Clarke (4½/6)
  • 4-7: Niall Clarke, Dashiell L Shaw, Oscar Pollack, Ivan Georgiev (4/6)
  • 8: Thomas D Moss (3½/6)
  • 9-17: Salvatore Pepe, Chris Rogal, Tom Philidor, Andrew Medworth, Aidan MacCallum, Martin Wylde, Tibo Rushbrooke, Brian Morris, Tomas Eastwood (3/6)
  • 18: Jake Simms (2½/6)
  • 19-21: Maximo Pollack, Andrew Jacobs, Toby McConnell (2/6)
  • 22-23: Alexander Horwood, Angus MacDougall (1/6)

Full results available here.

Many thanks to all who participated, and to Adam and Lance for running the event!

The scene as round 3 was wrapping up
The scene as round 3 was wrapping up