Land of the Sky XXII

Speed Chess Tournament


Seventeen competitors gathered Saturday morning with clock cleaning on their minds.  The resulting chess melee attracted a crowd of eager spectators, and reportedly left a few slap-happy.

I have elected to present the majority of these photos under the theory that "a picture is worth a thousand words."  A second and equally valid theory is that my fingers may fall off if I continue typing! 

Special thanks to Ken Baxter who ran the tournament, and to Carol Baxter who assisted.  Photos by Ken and Carol Baxter. 


Ken Baxter served as the tournament director for the Blitz Tournament.

Carol Baxter assisted her husband Ken with the event.

IM Kirill Kuderinov tied for first place, earning a cool $92.50.

FM Kazim Gulamali tied for first place and pocketed $92.50!