High-five for blitz king Robin

Hackney stalwart Robin Oakley continued his blitz prowess from thousands of hours practice at the Roch with an excellent 7.5/12 at the Sam Black Memorial blitz (12 x 5-minute games). His score won him a grading prize and equal fourth place with our first team captain Bob Eames in a strong 32-player field. Mark Rivlin had a more modest 5/12 but came away with joint share of the Slow Starter prize (0/4, then 5/12).

Final standings here: http://www.northcircularchess.co.uk/samblack17.html

Speed king Robin in blitz action at the Roch