Thanh Binh Nguyen is the new 2015 Geelong Chess Club Lightning Champion!
The Tournament was a six-round swiss event, held on Friday 10th July, with a strong field of 12 entries including past and current Lightning Champions.
Binh showed great poise under pressure, defeating defending Champion Michael Sugrue, and drawing against former Champion Geoffrey Gill. Owen Courtis also competed strongly, drawing against Sugrue to narrowly miss out on a top three finish.
The club welcomed new player Jack Hynes, who acquitted himself well in what proved to be a strong event.
1st B. Nguyen
2-3rd G. Gill, M. Sugrue
4th O. Courtis
5-9th B. Kara, R. Daneshvar, J. Lazic, A. Wemyss, M. Ristic
10th T. Nemaric
11th P. Wendrich
12th J. Hynes