The Richardson cup final between Bon Accord and Edinburgh was played at Grangemouth sports centre on Saturday 23rd April 2016.
Bon Accord were heavily outrated on all boards and although the first two games to finish were both draws the remainder of the games proceeded per rating and we lost 7 – 1. Although the result in the final was disappointing reaching the final was a considerable achievement.
Thanks to Hamish Olson for captaining the team, and congratulations to Edinburgh chess club – winners of the 2016 Richardson cup.
The results were as follows (FIDE ratings in brackets).
|1||B||Hamish Olson||2212||(2072)||0||1||FM Clement Sreeves||2340||(2339)|
|2||W||Bob Lothian||2034||(2130)||0||1||FM Neil Berry||2288||(2351)|
|3||B||Murad Abdulla||2027||(2065)||0||1||Calum MacQueen||2259||(2253)|
|4||W||Daniel Maxwell||2056||(2031)||½||½||Andrew Green||2207||(2153)|
|5||B||Duncan Harwood||1950||(2022)||0||1||Petros Walden||2145||(2176)|
|6||W||Mike Cavanagh||1888||½||½||David Oswald||2123||(2088)|
|7||B||Richard Jennings||1878||(1866)||0||1||Daniel McGowan||2113||(2148)|
|8||W||Euan Gray||1656||(1904)||0||1||Hugh Brechin||2078||(2087)|