Lightning Championship 2022/3

Winner Of the Edinburgh Chess Club Lightning Championship 2022/3, Petros Wallden, being presented with the trophy by council member and tournament organiser Raj Bhopal

On Tuesday 20th of June 2023, our club rooms were humming with a mixture of excitement and concentration as 24 players battled for the historical trophy for the lightning championship, played with five minutes on the clock each and 7 games.

It was a close battle with Petros Wallden winning with 6.5/7, ahead of Craig Thomson, (5.5/7), Raj Bhopal (5/7) and world under-eight years blitz champion, Louis Cheng (5/7) in fourth place.

Participants in the 2022/3 Edinburgh Chess Club Lightning Championship

The full cross-table of results:

Report by organiser Raj Bhopal