Bon Accord Chess Club Allegro Tournament

The Annual Bon Accord chess club allegro tournament will be held on Tuesday 29th September and Friday 2nd October.

Rounds 1 – 3 will be held on Tuesday 29th September starting at 7.00pm.

Rounds 4 and 5 will be on Friday 2nd October starting at 7.30pm.

The time control will be all moves in 25 minutes. The games will be submitted to Chess Scotland for grading.

European Youth Championships

Callum Smith is competing for Scotland in the European Under 14 championships in Porec, Croatia between the 21st and 30th September. It is a very tough tournament with 11 (!) FIDE masters competing, but Callum is in good form having just won the Inverness Major.

His progress can be followed here, with the results for his tournament here.

Inverness Chess Congress

The Inverness chess congress was held at the Chieftain hotel in Inverness from the 12th – 14th September 2015.

Callum Smith won the FIDE rated Inverness Tomnahurich Major with a perfect 5/5 score. Callum’s performance rating for the tournament was 1957, giving him an excellent warm up for the European youth championships that start on Saturday 20th September.

There were mixed fortunes for the other Bon Accord players.

Nandini (3/4) and Oishani (2/4) Dutta performed commendably in the Clach Na Cudainn Minor, but Aditya Hegde (0/3) had a disappointing tournament.

In the Tomnahurich Major Nihad Abdullazada was not particularly pleased with 1.5/4.

In the Balnuaran Open (also FIDE rated) Euan Gray had a good result with 2/5 for an 1854 tournament performance, but Neil Irving (1/4), Murad Abdulla (1/4) and Hamish Olson (2.5/5) will not look back on this tournament as a success.

Marymass Congress Results

The results from Marymass are now here:

  • In the open Euan Gray (1656) had a bit of a tough time in the open and scored 1/5. His best result was a draw against Scottish Olympiad player Rosie Giulian (1831).
  • In the major Leston D’Costa (1515) started with a win against the very strong partially sighted player Steve Hilton (1796). He then scored three draws and a loss against players rated over 1700 to finish on 2.5/5.
  • In the minor Oishani Dutta (840) scored 2/5 starting with a win against Chris Wan (1174). Her sister Nandini Dutta (972) had a tougher time, but finished with a win against Robert McLeod (1043) to finish on 2/5 and still gained some rating points.