Grand Master Grigoryan Kara won the Andalusian Blitzchess Championship in Baza. The event saw 52 players representing different regions of Spain. Open was available to all players. Federation was not required. Elo Fide Blitz was eligible to take the test. Special prizes were offered to federated players in Andalusia as part of the Official Andalusian Champion.
This is the first time Baza has been able to have the participation of international masters at such a high-level, six in total, and some of them are among the top 100 in the world, such as GM Grigoryan Kara, GM James Plaskett, and GM Jose Carlos Ibarra, the Spanish Blitz Runner up. We should also mention FM Luis Fernandez Siles who was recording games on YouTube. His channel is one of the most popular in Spain. FM Serafin Moral, FM Lin Yingrui and FM Lin Yingrui also attended.
The organization recognizes the presence of Susana Maximiano (a Cordoba native) as the regional referee. She has also been awarded the National Referee Standard. This document certifies that she performed well during practices during the championship, which is a prerequisite for the title of Referee. National.
The final classification was as below: GM Grigoryan was the first, followed by GM Jose Carlos Ibarra Jerez in second, and Jose Manuel Lopez Nieto, Granada in third. Jose Manuel Lopez Nieto was also awarded the title Of Andalusian Blitz Champion 2022.
Best sub 16 Angel Serrano Almendros Almendros, top sub 14 Aitor Macias, and best sub 10 Juan Contreras Pereira. Best veteran S50 Victor Sanchez; best S65 Miguel Ramos; best local player Tomas Ibanez.
The test was organized by the Ciudad de Baza Sports Club. Participants highlighted the excellent conditions in the game room as well as the progress of the competition. Francisco Ferrer represented the Andalusian Chess Federation and Antonio Vallejo was the Councilor for Sports.