12 June 2019
Two new champions were declared tonight at the club’s annual Blitz Championship event.
Paul Smith became this year’s Blitz Champion. He won 7 games and drew 1 out of the 9 games, playing in a style than left more experienced opponents floundering. A fine achevement!
(For the record, Bob Maltby was 2nd with 6½ points. Ian Carrigan, Brian Corner and Steve Hodgson shared 3rd place with 6 points.)
Player of the Season
Tom Leah was announced as the club’s Player of the 2018-19 Season, to general acclaim.
Tom has been the club’s outstanding performer this season: he was outright winner of the LCA Norman Ellis Trophy with a perfect score of 5 wins; he played at top board for the club’s winning team in the LCA Arjay Trophy and in our ‘A’ Team in Division 1 as well as in the club’s Rapidplay team. In addition he was runner-up for the Leeds-wide Gambit Trophy for the player accumulating the highest points score in Leeds League competitions.
A truly remarkable record and a hard act to follow!