The match North East Scotland Chess League between the Bon Accord Knights and the Bon Accord Bishops took place on Tuesday 19th April 2016 at Ferryhill community centre.
The league situation going into the match was that Bishops needed to defeat the Knights in order to win the league title. The game on board 4 was first to finish with John Ewen reaching a winning king and pawn ending against Ian Grieve. On board 3 Hugh Holmes converted a rook ending with a couple of extra pawns to level the match at 1-1. The top two boards went almost to the time limit with Duncan Harwood defeating Mike Cavanagh to secure the draw and the league title for the knights. The final game between Neil Irving and Richard Jennings in a position that was better for white, but both players had very little time.
Congratulations to the Bon Accord Knights – 2016 North East Chess League champions.
|Bon Accord Knights||Bon Accord Bishops|
|1||B||Duncan Harwood||1950||1||0||Mike Cavanagh||1888|
|2||W||Neil Irving||1748||½||½||Richard Jennings||1878|
|3||B||Ricky Telford||1633||0||1||Hugh Holmes||1712|
|4||W||John Ewen||1568||1||0||Ian Grieve||1397|