The 2017 Southern Suburbs Blitz Championship consisted of the following 3 blitz tournaments, held at different times of the year:
Autumn Blitz Tournament: 28th March
Winter Blitz Tournament: 8th August
Spring Blitz Tournament: 17th October
Players were awarded points for each tournament they participated in, according to a Grand Prix System (1st in category: 10 points, 2nd: 8 points, 3rd: 6 points, 4th: 4 points, 5th: 3 points, 6th and below: 2 points). After the 3 tournaments were completed, the points were tallied and the respective SSCC Blitz Championship titles awarded to the leading players in each category.
Just as in 2016, cash prizes were awarded for performances in this year's individual tournaments, as is the case for most other events held at the club. Grand Prix cash prizes were not awarded. Thus, players did not need to participate in all 3 tournaments to win a prize.
This year's Blitz Championship series was dominated by two players, Michael Horstmann and Ihsan Ferozkohi, who both participated in all 3 tournaments and performed consistently above all others. Ultimately, Michael won two tournaments to Ihsan's one and in doing so, became 2017 SSCC Blitz Champion.
Congratulations to Michael, Ihsan and all of the following players:
2017 SSCC Blitz Champion: Michael Horstmann 2017 SSCC Blitz Runner-up: Ihsan Ferozkohi 2017 SSCC Blitz 1st Under 1850: Edward Calado & Colin Koehler 2017 SSCC Blitz 1st Under 1550: Ian McAteer 2017 SSCC Blitz 2nd Under 1550: Brent Geronimo 2017 SSCC Blitz Under 18 Champion: Victor Sun 2017 SSCC Blitz Under 12 Champion: Alex Pimenov, Harry Geronimo & Pranav Senthil Kumar
SSCC Blitz Championship: Final Standings
The final points tally (updated after the Spring Blitz Tournament) can be viewed here:
2017 SSCC Spring Blitz Tournament
The 2017 Spring Blitz Tournament was contested by 11 players and was won by Michael Horstmann, who with this win becomes the 2017 SSCC Blitz Champion. Congratulations, Michael!
The 2017 Autumn Blitz Tournament was contested by 19 players and was won by Ihsan Ferozkohi. Congratulations to Ihsan and to all of the following prizewinners:
1st: Ihsan Ferozkohi (8.0/9) -- $50 =2nd: Luciano Pavez & Michael Horstmann (6.5/9) -- $20 each =1st Under 1850: Edward Calado & Colin Koehler (5.5/9) -- $20 each 1st Under 1500: Leong Yung Fu (4.5/9) -- $30 =2nd Under 1500: Ian McAteer, William Tian, Alex Pimenov & Victor Sun (4.0/9) -- $6 each