Christmas Lightning Results

The Christmas lightning tournament was held on Friday 19th December and won by Daniel Maxwell. Daniel won his first five games, leaving him a point ahead of the field with two rounds to go. At the point he blundered against Ross Brennan allowing Jeremy Mitchell to catch up with a win against Tariq Pasha. In the final round Daniel won convincingly against John Ewen, while Jeremy was held to a draw by Callum Smith – one of only two draws in the entire tournament.

Congratulations to Daniel. The final results were as follows:

  1   Maxwell, Daniel                 2125 6        
  2   Mitchell, Jeremy                1794 5.5      
  3   Smith, Alan                     1653 5        
 4-6  Irving, Neil                    1748 4       
      Brennan, Ross                   1634 4        
      Pasha, Tariq                    1654 4        
  7   Smith, Callum                   1483 3.5      
8-10  Kante, Kalyan                   749  3        
      Ewen, John                      1568 3        
      Selvaraj, Divyesh               1300 3        
 11   Malmqvist, Kristoffer                2        
12-13 Kante, Ramesh                        1.5      
      Saravanan, Pranav               380  1.5       
 14   Hegde, Aditya                   478  1

North East Scotland Chess League – Knights vs Peterhead

The match between the Bon Accord Knights and Peterhead took place at Ferryhill community centre on Tuesday 15th December. Peterhead featured guest player Eugene Ogosi on board 4. The result was as follows:

Bon Accord Knights Peterhead
1 B Ricky Telford 1633 1 0 Chris Rose 1443
2 W John Ewen 1568 1 0 Malcolm McMillan 1271
3 B Dave Smith 1514 1 0 Dominic Troman 1089
4 W Kalyan Kante 749 0 1 Eugene Ogosi
3 1

North East Scotland Chess League – Newmachar vs Bishops

The match between Newmachar and the Bon Accord Bishops took place at Newmachar primary school on Tuesday 15th December. The outcome was as follows:

Newmachar Bon Accord Knights
1 B Joy Durno 1819 ½ ½ Mike Cavanagh 1888
2 W Steve Sawaryn 1403 0 1 Richard Jennings 1878
3 B Ayo Suberu 1 0 Ian Grieve 1397
4 W Andrew Kennedy 0 1 Alex Stewart 1268

Club Championship Round 3

The draw for round 3 of the 2015/16 Bon Accord club championship is as follows:

White Black
Richard Jennings (2) Jeremy Mitchell (2)
Duncan Harwood (2) Mike Cavanagh (1½)
Dave Smith (1½) Neil Irving (1½)
Ross Brennan (1½) Stuthi Hegde (1½)
Alex Stewart (1) Tariq Pasha (1)
Duncan McClymont (1) Ricky Telford (1)
John Ewen (1) Oishani Dutta (1)
Atharva Dabholkar (1) Callum Smith (1)
Alan Smith (1) Ian Grieve (1)
Eugene Ogosi (½) Aditya Hegde (1)
Vagif Ramazanov (0) Leston D’Costa (½)
Kalyan Kante (0) Nandini Dutta (0)
Connor Sibbald (0) Ramesh Kante (0)
Salubi Voke (0) Sean Gordon (0)
Eric Davidson (0) Divyesh Selvaraj (0)

The deadline for the games is Friday 29th January 2016

London Weekend Classic

Richard Jennings had a very good result in the weekend tournament at the 2015 London chess classic .

In the under 2000 section he scored 4/5 finishing in a tie for 3rd place, and winning the under 1900 grading prize.

His individual results were as follows:

  1. Richard Jennings vs Hasan Shahzad (U/G USA) (1-0)
  2. Chris Sykes  (1916 SCO) vs Richard Jennings (0-1)
  3. Richard Jennings vs Per Omtvedt (1932 NOR) (0-1)
  4. Maksim Cheslaveski (1947 BUL) vs Richard Jennings (0-1)
  5. Richard Jennings vs Helge Hjort (1949 DEN) (1-0)

Full results and grading performance can be found on chess-results.com

 

Liverpool Quadrangular Junior International

The annual Liverpool quadrangular international took place last weekend on the 5th and 6th of November. Teams from Scotland, the north of England, the English midlands and Wales were competing in the under 16, under 14 and under 12 age groups. Scotland finished 1st in the under 16 competition and 2nd in the other two age groups.

The results are on the Chess Scotland website here. I find the way the results have been recorded somewhat unclear, but it appears that the results for Bon Accord players were as follows:

Under 16

  • Euan Gray 2½/3
  • Leston D’Costa 2½/3
  • Callum Smith 2/2
  • Stuthi Hegde ½/2

Under 14

  • Nandini Dutta 1/2
  • Oishani Dutta 2/3

Under 12

  • Adi Hegde 1/3

 

Oban Chess Congress

The 2015 Oban chess congress was held from the 20th – 22nd November. There were a couple of notable results for Bon Accord players.

In the Challengers Leston D’Costa and Callum Smith finished 2nd= with 3½/5. Callum with a tournament performance of 1912, while Leston’s TPR was 1859. John Ewen also played in the challengers scoring a solid 2/5 and gaining some rating points.

In the Minor Aditya Hegde scored 2½/5 for a tournament performance of 848, exactly 400 points above his current grade!

Links to grading:

Scottish National Chess League Rounds 3 and 4

Bon Accord fielded a strong team for rounds 3 and 4 the Scottish National Chess League and were rewarded with two 5-0 wins. Some of the games were closer than the score suggests, and in particular Adam won on time in a completely and utterly lost dubious position in round 4.

Round 3

Bon Accord Musselburgh
1 W Adam Bremner 2244 1 0 Keith McDonald 1501
2 B Hamish Olson 2212 1 0 Iain Hope 1349
3 W Richard Jennings 1878 1 0 James Loudon 1314
4 B Euan Gray 1656 1 0 James Crawford  1109
 5 W Callum Smith 1483 1 0  James Nash 0
5 0

Round 4

East Kilbride B Bon Accord
1 W Jim Robertson 1502 0 1 Adam Bremner 2244
2 B Stewart Gray 1464 0 1 Hamish Olson 2212
3 W Thomas Jose 1274 0 1 Richard Jennings 1878
4 B Morven Petrie 1212 0 1 Euan Gray 1656
 5 W Fiona Petrie 1210 0 1  Callum Smith 1483
0 5

This leaves Bon Accord two points clear at the top of division 4 with three matches remaining.