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:

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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.

 

Glasgow Allegro

A couple of Bon Accord players produced good performances in the Glasgow allegro on Saturday 14th November.

In the major Euan Gray scored 3½/5 for a tournament performance of 1752, outperforming his (admittedly unrealistically low) allegro rating by 358 points.

In the minor Kalyan Kante achieved a share of second place with a score of 4/5. His tournament performance was 1390, an outperformance of 694 points.

Congratulations to Euan and Kalyan.

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North East Scotland Chess League – Newmachar vs Knights

The match between Newmachar and the Bon Accord Knights took place at Newmachar primary school on Tuesday 17th November.

The first game to be decided was on board 1 where in a Kings Indian defence Neil Irving found a tactic that won two pieces for a rook and left him with a knight on e6 dominating the position. At about the same time the board 4 encounter finished with Ayo Suberu managing to take advantage of his opponents neglected development, winning several pawns and eventually an exchange. On board 3 in a Dragon Sicilian Dave Smith concluded a strong attack by winning a piece. This left the board 2 encounter where Ricky Telford concluded the match by forcing a Queen exchange leading to a knight ending with two extra pawns.

The full results were as follows:

Newmachar Bon Accord Knights
1 B Joy Durno 1819 0 1 Neil Irving 1748
2 W Gerald Lobley 1665 0 1 Ricky Telford 1633
3 B Steve Sawaryn 1403 0 1 David Smith 1514
4 W Ayo Suberu 1 0 Kalyan Kante   749
1 3

Club Championship Round 2

The draw for round 2 of the Bon Accord club championship is as follows:

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

The deadline for completing the games is Friday 11th December 2015