The group stage of the English Blitz Championships took place on 9th May based on two Swiss tournaments. Both qualifiers were highly competitive with large fields liberally sprinkled with titled players. There were 248 entrants for Qualifier 1 in the afternoon, and 216 entrants for the evening event. You can find full details and final standings on the chess.com tournament result pages here —
The full list of finalists for the Open and the Women’s Championship will be published shortly. The finals take place on chess.com on Saturday May 16th.