Chess Club Closed For Summer

Bon Accord chess club will be closed from now till the start of September for the Summer holidays.
There will be no meeting on Friday 29th June.
Details of the club opening in September will be posted on the website and distributed by email.

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Aberdeen Major Round 4 Draw

Please remember the round starts at 9.30 am

Board White Player Black Player
1 William Clinton (3) Stephen Smith (3)
2 Jamie Mollison (2½) John McEwan (2½)
3 Wilf Wheatley (2½) Keith Aitchison (2)
4 Simon Kerridge (2) Kalyan Kante (2)
5 Robin Moore (1½) Jonathan McKay (1½)
6 Steve Sawaryn (1½) Keith Emery (1½)
7 George McRobert (1½) Frankie Murray (1½)
8 Alan Smith (1½) Dietah Connolly Sams (1½)
9 Peter Doris (1½) David Burke (1½)
10 David Congalton (1½) Donald Wilson (1½)
11 Michael McRobert (1) Robert Gibb (1½)
12 Bruce Harrold (1) Raymond Flood (1)
13 Oshani Dutta (1) Benjamin Ridge (1)
14 John Ewen (½) Alex Beston (½)
15 Nandini Dutta (½) Glynis Grant (½)
Pranav Arcot – See Arbiter

Aberdeen Minor Round 4 Draw

Please remember the round starts at 9.30 am

Board White Player Black Player
1 Graham Wilson (3) Ray Noble (3)
2 Raghav Praveen (2½) Allan Buchan (2½)
3 Mark Smith (2½) Alex Stewart (2)
4 Murdo McLaurin (2) Finlay Gibb (2)
5 Marten Kats (1½) Malcolm MacMillan (2)
6 Lisa Paton (1½) Ruaridh McKay (1½)
7 Robert McLeod (1½) Andy Heron (1½)
8 Anish Subramaniam (1½) Hagen Ross (1½)
9 Alastair Dallas (1) Rishabh Akula (1)
10 Andrew McCulloch (1) Pranav Saravanan (1)
11 Peter Fish (½) Gregor Ross (½)
12 Ananth Subramaniam (½) Krish Akula (0)

Aberdeen Open Round 4 Draw

Please remember the round starts at 9.30 am

Board White Player Black Player
1 Murad Abdulla (3) Robert Lothian (2½)
2 Michael Ridge (2) Richard Jennings (2½)
3 Duncan Campbell (2) Hamish Olson (2)
4 Willie Rutherford (2) Stephen McQuillan (2)
5 Steven Robinson (1½) David Findlay (2)
6 Peter McEwan (1½) Mike Cavanagh (1½)
7 Lukah Connolly Sans (1½) Jeremy Mitchell (1½)
8 Andrew Newton (1) Joy Durno (1½)
9 Adam Walkowiak (1) Robert Kane (1)
10 Stephen David Harvey (1) Mahir Abdullayev (1)
11 Roland Kensdale (½) Alastair Dawson (½)
Stefan Wagner – half point bye

Richardson Cup Champions

The Richardson cup final took place on Saturday 14th April 2018 at Grangemouth between Bon Accord and Glasgow Polytechnic.

Bon Accord started as clear favourites because we were able field almost our strongest possible team. Polytechnic were missing a few of their better players, but their team was still formidable, headed by Grandmaster Colin McNab on board 1.

The results were as follows:

Bd Grade Bon Accord   vs   Polytechnic Grade
1  2158 Abdulla, Murad (FM) B  ½  –  ½ W McNab, Colin A (GM)  2426
2  2229 Bremner, Adam (CM) W  ½  –  ½ B Swan, Iain (FM)  2219
3  2159 Olson, Hamish W  1  –  0 B Watt, David A  1853
4  2159 Gordon, Sean B  1  –  0 W Brookens, Lewis  1763
5  2057 Lothian, Robert B  1  –  0 W Shahin, Jallal  1815
6  2080 Maxwell, Daniel W  1  –  0 B Larkin, John  1640
7  1899 Jennings, Richard L W  1  –  0 B Eldridge, John  1565
8  1879 Irving, Neil B  1  –  0 W Breslin, Daniel  1522
  7  –  1

On the top two boards Murad Abdulla and Adam Bremner efficiently neutralised strong opponents and the remainder of the team were able to defeat lower rated opposition. The games were broadcast live, and can be seen at (https://www.chessscotland.com/livegames/201718/Richardson/Final/tfd.htm)

This result was particularly pleasing because our previous Richardson final against Glasgow Polytechnic was a disaster (almost the reverse score) (https://www.chessscotland.com/documents/archives/rich2001.htm).

Congratulations to Murad, Adam, Hamish, Sean, Bob, Daniel, Richard and Neil for securing the Richardson Cup for Bon Accord for only the second time in the club’s history.