The 2nd HCC Armageddon Blitz was won by Ian Little, with Milutin Ivkovic and Aiden Cox finishing equal second. Ian won the event with a round to spare and nearly scored a picket fence. Alas it wasn't to be as his last challenger, Milutin Ivkovic, swindled his way to mate while being a piece and pawn down.
Launceston player Aiden Cox visited the club and secured equal second place with Milutin, and was also kind enough to donate 3 bottles of wine from his family vineyard, Swinging Gate, as prizes. Playing for prizes is possibly an HCC first, certainly a first in recent times.
Before the action started the Neil Markovitz popped in to say hello and was kind enough to donate some books to the HCC library. Unfortunately he couldn't stay for the event but wished everyone well.
Players now have a 1 week break from serious competition before the HCC Club Champs on the 16th of May, this will also be the clubs first week in its new venue of Mt Carmel College.