SNCL Division 2 Champions and Successful Debut in Division 4

Another successful day for Bon Accord at SNCL. In division 2 the A team had already won the division but consolidated our position with a 3-2 win over IPCC:

1.Hamish Olson (b) 1-0 Elliot Frew 2104
2.Daniel Maxwell 1/2-1/2 Mark Sanger 2038
3.Mike Cavanagh 1/2-1/2 Gary Macpheator 1635
4.Kalyan Kante 0-1 Jake Sanger 1708
5.Win by Default, thanks to university player Waleed Haj Hasan for turning out for us at short notice, he got a rated friendly game for Dunfermline.

Final standings:

snIn Division 4 our B team also won 3-2 against Hidden Dragons and finished a respectable 8th:

1.Oishani Dutta 0-1 Alasdair Sandham
2.Nandini Dutta 1-0 Pranav Saravanan
3.Pranav Arcot 1-0 David Sandham
4.Senthil Ragupathy 0-1 Florence Wilson
5.Ananth Subramaniam 1-0 Pranav Sharma

Final standings:




Richardson Cup Semi-Final Success

This weekend was a good one for Bon Accord. On Saturday we beat Edinburgh West 4-4 (on tiebreak!) in the semi finals of the Richardson cup. It was a match that could easily have gone either way:

1. CM Adam Bremner (w) 1/2 – 1/2 GM Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
2.Hamish Olson (b)1-0 Jonathan Grant
3.Sean Gordon (b) 1-0 George Neave
4.Bob Lothian (w) 0 – 1 Neil Farrell
5.Daniel Maxwell (w) 0 -1 Walter Buchanan
6.Richard Jennings (b) 0 -1 Ian McLean
7.Neil Irving (b) 1/2-1/2 John Watkins
8.Tariq Pasha 1-0 Kevin Mayo

Kudos to Tariq for his richardson debut – excellent game by him. Again – don’t ask about the colour scheme but that’s the way the organisers want it!

My (Hamish’s) game can be found at this link
We were out of theory by move 3 by which stage both sides had pushed their h-pawns, and it didn’t get any more normal! (I was black!)


On to the final which is on the 14th April in Grangemouth at 1pm against Glasgow Polytechnic.