Originally Published: September 21, 2016 5:59 a.m.
Dan Patton, Prescott Valley, won $70 in the Prescott Chess Club’s Blitz #1 with an 11-1 score. This was Patton’s first rated chess tournament in 29 years.
Tom Green, Prescott, won the 2nd place prize money of $40 for his 10-2 record.
Dr. Thomas Keenan, Prescott, received $25 as the top Class C finisher with a 6.5-5-5 score.
David K. Miller and Randee Dermer, both of Prescott, tied for the Class E/Unrated prize. They split $25 for their 2-10 records.
U. S. Chess rates over-the-board, quick, blitz, and correspondence chess. Blitz chess games also known as speed chess use a chess clock with two individual clocks to record each player’s time. The games played in this blitz event were played with each player having only 5 minutes for their entire chess game.
The Prescott Chess Club will hold its next rated event, Quads #8, on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Pine Cone. The Prescott Chess Club meets at 2 p.m. on Mondays at the Wild Iris Coffee House and at 2 p.m. on Saturdays at the Prescott Chess Club. Anyone interested in chess is welcome.