Saturday 27 August 2011

Lightning Strikes In Cannock

The lightning tournament that I mentioned a week or two ago will take place on Tuesday 6th September at Cannock Chess Club, Bridgtown Social Club, 170 Walsall Road, Cannock, WS11 0JB.

The 1st Round starts at 7:30pm in the Main Hall. Parking is available on site and there is also disabled access.

Time control : 10 seconds a move for the first 40 moves. At the conclusion of Black's 40th move the time will be reduced to 5 seconds a move until move 80. At move 80 the buzzer will stop and the Arbiter will decide the result.

Entry to the tournament is free !! Small prizes will be provided. There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Slow Starter prize.

Timetable :

7:25 Opening Speech  7:30 Round 1  8:10 Round 2 
8:50 Round 3   9:30 Round 4  10:10 Round 5 
Prizegiving as soon as the last game has finished.

Chief Arbiter : Matthew Carr

Although payment is not necessary please register your interest by sending your name, grade and club to Matthew on or by telephoning him on 07578 163091. Please do not hestitate to contact Matthew if you have any further questions.