Bon Accord chess club is now closed for Christmas.
The next club night is on Tuesday 9th January 2018.
Tomorrow at 7.30pm sharp we are having the Christmas Lightning Tournament.
A really fun tournament where you make your move when the buzzer goes (every 8 seconds or so). Don’t miss out!
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:
|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.
The deadline for entries for the 2017 Bon Accord chess club championship is Tuesday 17th October.
Please enter by adding your name to the list of players on the club noticeboard at Ferryhill community centre
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.
The annual general meeting of Bon Accord chess club will be held on at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 26th September 2017 at Ferryhill community centre.
All members of the chess club are welcome to attend.