Lightning Championship 2022-23
The 37th running of our Lightning Championship, played annually since 1986-87 without a break, even for covid. The history of lightning tournaments at W&WCC goes back even further, before it was run as a championship. The latest incarnation produced a new champion from the ranks of our recent recruits: Ashley Freeman set a pace that none could live with and he won with a round to spare, finishing with 5½/6.
Philip Staniland having been one of Ashley’s victims, in Round 2, won all his other games to come 2nd on 5/6, while there was a three-way tie for =3rd between Istvan Karacsony, John Cawdery and Paul Barclay, on 4/6. 19 players.
Full report on the Lightning page (link below). Catch up also on the tournament’s history.