Jan 20th featured an unrated blitz event at the club, where the pressure of holding on to precious rating points could be set aside, if only for one night. Nine players participated, with Mark Courtney helping to run the event.
In the end, Rudy Van Dommele (no rated blitz rating!) took clear first, with 7 out of 8. Tied for second were Archie Dore (2066 rated blitz) and Eric Hosboll (1870 rated blitz), with 5 points, followed by a tie for third with Mark Courtney and Robert Fanshel with 4.5 points.