BP Cup Semi Final – Bon Accord Bishops vs Peterhead

The BP cup semi-final between the Bon Accord Bishops and Peterhead took place on Tuesday 5th May. The Bishops were significant favourites by rating, but Peterhead were fielding a very good (and underrated) ringer in Callum Smith on board 3. The first game to finish was on board 4 where Dominic Troman won fairly quickly against Atharva Dabholkar. On board 3 Callum Smith duly won a complex game against Ian Grieve leaving Peterhead 2-0 up with two games to go. On board 1 Mike Cavanagh had a better position and more time against Chris Rose, and won fairly easily. The most interesting game was on board 2 where Malcolm MacMillan had a very good (quite possibly winning) position against Richard Jennings. Although Richard was in severe time trouble he managed to outplay his opponent and reached a drawish ending where each side had a pawn, a rook and a bishop. Only needing half a point to win the match Malcolm unfortunately put his bishop en-prise, and Richard checkmated him with less than 2 minutes left on the clock.

The 2-2 draw leaves the Bishops going through to the BP cup final on board count.

Bon Accord Bishops Peterhead
1 W Mike Cavanagh 1856 1 0 Chris Rose 1435
2 B Richard Jennings 1820 1 0 Malcolm MacMillan 1105
3 W Ian Grieve 1445 0 1 Callum Smith 1057
4 B Atharva Dabholkar 810 0 1 Dominic Troman 1093
2 2

 

Stonehaven vs Bishops

The Stonehaven vs Bishops match in the North East Scotland chess league was played at the Newton Arms, Newtonhill on Wednesday 22nd April 2015. The result was a comfortable for the Bishops as follows:

Stonehaven Bon Accord Bishops
1 B Keith Emery 1684 0 1 Mike Cavanagh 1856
2 W Bruce Harrold 1671 0 1 Richard Jennings 1820
3 B Pat Coffield 1452 0 1 Hugh Holmes 1724
4 W David Bridges 1235 0.5 0.5 Ian Grieve 1445
0.5 3.5

Bishops vs Sharks

The Bon Accord Bishops vs Teflon Sharks match in the North East Scotland league was played on Tuesday 17th March 2015. The result was a hard fought draw

Bon Accord Bishops Teflon Sharks
1 W Mike Cavanagh 1856 0 1 Murad Abdulla 1983
2 B Richard Jennings 1820 1 0 Jeremy Mitchell 1812
3 W Hugh Holmes 1724 1 0 Ross Brennan 1670
4 B Atharva Dabholkar 810 0 1 Alan Smith 1603
2 2

 

Bishops vs Stonehaven (Allegro League)

The Bon Accord Bishops vs Stonehaven match in the North East Scotland allegro league was played on Tuesday 10th March 2015. The first round was drawn 2-2, the second a narrow 2.5-1.5 win for the Bishops.

Bon Accord Bishops Stonehaven
1 Mike Cavanagh 1710 2 0 Keith Emery 1617
2 Richard Jennings 1755 2 0 Bruce Harrold 1568
3 Hugh Holmes 1724 0.5 1.5 Patrick Coffield 1452
4 Atharva Dabholkar 810 0 2 David Bridges 1317
4.5 3.5

Bishops vs Peterhead

The Bon Accord Bishops vs Peterhead match in the North East Scotland chess league was played on Tuesday 17th February 2015. The outcome was as follows:

  Bon Accord Bishops Peterhead
1 B Mike Cavanagh 1856 1 0 Chris Rose 1435
2 W Richard Jennings 1820 1 0 Malcolm MacMillan 1105
3 B Hugh Holmes 1724 1 0 Dominic Troman 1093
4 W Ian Grieve 1445 1 0 Matthew Buchan U/G
4 0

Bon Accord Bishops vs Teflon Sharks (Allegro League)

The Bon Accord Bishops vs Teflon Sharks match in the North East Scotland allegro league was played on Tuesday 3rd Feburary 2015. The outcome was a four all draw, with a notable individual result for Atharva Dabholkar winning on his debut for the Bishops.

Bon Accord Bishops Teflon Sharks
1 Mike Cavanagh 1710 1 1 Jeremy Mitchell 1731
2 Richard Jennings 1755 0.5 1.5 Ross Brennan 1756
3 Ian Grieve 1524 1 1 Eric Davidson 1721
4 Atharva Dabholkar 810 1.5 0.5 Alan Smith 1602
4 4

Bon Accord Bishops vs Newmachar

The Bon Accord Bishops vs Newmachar match in the North East Scotland chess league was played on the 27th January 2015 at Ferryhill community centre.

The result was the following:

Bon Accord Bishops Newmachar
1 B Mike Cavanagh 1856 1 0 Joy Durno 1732
2 W Richard Jennings 1820 0 1 Gerald Lobley 1649
3 B Hugh Holmes 1724 0.5 0.5 Steve Sawaryn 1453
4 W Ian Grieve 1445 1 0 David Smith 1102
2.5 1.5

Bon Accord All Stars vs Bon Accord Bishops

The All Stars versus Bishops match in the North East Scotland chess league was played on Friday 21st November. The outcome was the following:

Bon Accord All Stars Bon Accord Bishops
1 B Daniel Maxwell 2081 1 0 Mike Cavanagh 1856
2 W Carl Milton 1634 0 1 Richard Jennings 1820
3 B Anna Milton 1594 0.5 0.5 Hugh Holmes 1724
4 W Tariq Pasha 1192 1 0 Ian Grieve 1445
2.5 1.5

Newmachar vs Bon Accord Bishops (Allegro League)

The results of the round 1 allegro league game between Newmachar and the Bon Accord Bishops were as follows:

Newmachar Bon Accord Bishops
1 Joy Durno 1693 2 0 Mike Cavanagh 1735
2 Harry Praeger 1592 1.5 0.5 Richard Jennings 1757
3 David Smith 1083 0.5 1.5 Hugh Holmes 1724
4 William Moore 926 0 2 Ian Grieve 1524
4 4

Bon Accord Bishops vs Bon Accord Knights

Bon Accord Bishops played Bon Accord Knights in the North East Scotland chess league yesterday (Tuesday 28th October).

The result was as follows:

Bon Accord Bishops Bon Accord Knights
1 B Mike Cavanagh 1856 1 0 Duncan Harwood 1988
2 W Richard Jennings 1820 0 1 Neil Irving 1644
3 B Hugh Holmes 1724 0.5 0.5 Ricky Telford 1639
4 W Iain Grieve 1445 0 1 John Ewen 1619
1.5 2.5