NEJCA Training Day Mastrick Tomorrow

Just a quick note to highlight the NEJCA training event for juniors tomorrow. Me (Hamish Olson), Richard Jennings, Gerald Lobley, David Burke and Steve Sawaryn will be doing a training event in Mastrick at 13.00. It costs £5 for four hours of chess training and I anticipate the group sizes will be small as only 11 juniors have entered so far – great value!
Feel free to pitch up on the day. More details can be found at this link :
p.s.
Apologies for inactivity – hectic Christmas and New Year period!
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Club Championship Rd1 Draw

28 Entrants so far this year. Average rating excluding unrated players is 1356, with the top quarter all being rated over 1800.

The draw for round 1 is as follows:

White Black
Sean Gordon Alex Stewart
Malcolm MacMillan Hamish Olson
Bob Lothian Pranav Arcot
Adi Hegde Richard Jennings
Mike Cavanagh Ramesh Kante
Senthil Ragupathy Stefan Wagner
Jeremy Mitchell Pranav Saravanan
Anish Subramaniam Alan Smith
John Ewen Ananth Subramaniam
Jonathan Turner Charles Oppenheim
Chris Rose Anjishnu Bhaduri
Steven Inkster Connor Sibbald
Duncan McClymont Lovemore Madzinga
Raghav Praveen Kalyan Kante

All games should be played on Tuesday 6 November 2017.

The absolute deadline for the round is Tuesday 27 November 2017.

2016/17 Bon Accord Club Championship Report

Report on the 2016/17 Bon Accord club championship by tournament controller Ross Brennan:

The first round produced a win for Pranav Arcot who overcame a grading difference of 968 points to beat John Ewen. This was biggest giant killing game in Scotland all season, and meant that Pranav won the Robert Rough Cup. Well done Pranav!

Other notable win in the early rounds saw Euan Gray defeat Duncan Harwood.

After Round 5, we had 5 players tying for first place on 4/5. Bob, Duncan, Guillam and Euan, and they were joined by Sean Gordon who had been making his way up the standings, and beat Richard Jennings to join the leaders.

We also had some controversy in Round 5, Jeremy Mitchell claimed a draw against Euan using the 2-minute rule, but following independent adjudication, his claim was not upheld, and Euan was awarded the win.

In Round 6 Bob drew with Duncan, but wins for Sean and Euan moved those two players into top spot with 5/6, and they faced each other in the final round to decide the destination of the Club Championship.

In the final round, it was Sean who triumphed to become Club Champion.

  • 1st   Sean Gordon   6
  • 2nd   Bob Lothian    5½
  • 3rd= Euan Gray, Guillem Nogura   5

Congratulations to Sean, and well done to everyone who competed.