Bon Accord Knights – North East Chess League Champions

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

North East Scotland Chess League – Sharks vs Knights

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
1 3

North East Scotland Chess League – Bishops vs Stonehaven

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
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North East Chess League – Bishops vs Sharks

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
2 2

North East Chess League – Peterhead vs Bishops

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
0 4

North East Knockout Cup – All Stars vs Bishops

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
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