The 2017 North East League Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 22nd September at Ferryhill community centre, starting at 7.45 pm.
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|
The match in the North East Scotland Chess League between the Teflon Sharks and the Bon Accord Knights took place on Tuesday 15th March 2016 at Ferryhill community centre. The result was a 3-1 win for the Knights as follows:
|Teflon Sharks||Bon Accord Knights|
|1||B||Jeremy Mitchell||1794||0||1||Duncan Harwood||1950|
|2||W||Ross Brennan||1634||0||1||Ricky Telford||1633|
|3||B||Duncan McClymont||1227||0||1||John Ewen||1568|
|4||W||Sean Gordon||1||0||David Smith||1514|
Bon Accord Bishops played Stonehaven in the North East Scotland Chess League on Tuesday 15th March. The result was a 3½-½ win for the Bishops:
|Bon Accord Bishops||Stonehaven|
|1||B||Mike Cavanagh||1888||½||½||Keith Emery||1660|
|2||W||Richard Jennings||1878||1||0||Bruce Harrold||1651|
|3||B||Ian Grieve||1397||1||0||Pat Coffield||1531|
|4||W||Alex Stewart||1268||1||0||David Bridges||1240|
The match between the Bon Accord Bishops and the Teflon Sharks in the North East Scotland chess league took place on Tuesday 16th February at Ferryhill community centre.
In an exceptionally close match the first result occurred on board four when Sean Gordon converted a rook ending with a couple of extra pawns against Eugene Ogosi. Duncan McClymont had a winning king and pawn ending, but the position was very tricky and Alex Stewart managed to steer the position into a queen ending which was not at all clear. The games on the top two boards were both decided in time scrambles. Jeremy Mitchell had a promising position with two minor pieces for a rook, but unfortunately blundered his knight and Mike Cavanagh was able to convert the resulting ending. In the board 2 game Richard Jennings was pushing for the win in spite of being a pawn down in a bishop ending, but Ross Brennan managed to sacrifice his bishop for white’s remaining pawns to secure the draw.
|Bon Accord Bishops||Teflon Sharks|
|1||B||Mike Cavanagh||1888||1||0||Jeremy Mitchell||1794|
|2||W||Richard Jennings||1878||½||½||Ross Brennan||1634|
|3||B||Alex Stewart||1268||½||½||Duncan McClymont||1227|
|4||W||Eugene Ogosi||0||1||Sean Gordon|
The rescheduled North East Scotland Chess League match between Peterhead and the Bon Accord Bishops took place at Peterhead on Tuesday 9th February. The Bishops recorded a whitewash over a 3 man Peterhead team. The result was as follows:
|Peterhead||Bon Accord Bishops|
|1||B||Chris Rose||1443||0||1||Mike Cavanagh||1888|
|2||W||Malcolm MacMillan||1271||0||1||Richard Jennings||1878|
|3||B||Dominic Troman||1089||0||1||Ian Grieve||1397|
|4||W||Default||0||1||Win by Default|
The North East Scotland Knockout Cup match between the Bon Accord All Stars and the Bon Accord Bishops took place at Ferryhill community centre on Tuesday 2nd February. The Bishops were comfortable won 3½-½ winners. The result was as follows:
|Bon Accord All Stars||Bon Accord Bishops|
|1||B||Callum Smith||1483||0||1||Mike Cavanagh||1888|
|2||W||Adi Hegde||478||0||1||Ian Grieve||1397|
|3||B||Atharva Dabholkar||933||½||½||Alex Stewart||1268|
|4||W||Default||0||1||Win by Default|