Dan Patton

Dan Patton

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. This was Green’s first blitz event. His rating and the rating of two other Prescott chess players, Dr. Henry Ebarb and Dr. Thomas Keenan, should show up next month on the U. S. Chess site for top 100 blitz players age 65 or older. Green is already listed as the 97th best quick chess player age 65 and older.

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.