North East Cup Final – Sharks vs Knights

The final of the North East cup was played between the Bon Accord Knights and the Teflon Sharks on Tuesday 17th May 2016. The Knights won the toss and opted for white on boards 1 and 3. The result was as follows:

Teflon Sharks Bon Accord Knights
1 B Jeremy Mitchell 1794 0 1 Duncan Harwood 1950
2 W Alan Smith 1653 0 1 Neil Irving 1748
3 B Ross Brennan 1634 1 0 Ricky Telford 1633
4 W Duncan McClymont 1227 0 1 John Ewen 1568
1 3

Congratulations to the Bon Accord Knights 2016 North East league and cup champions.

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

Knockout Cup – Knights vs Stonehaven

The match in the North East Scotland Knockout cup between Bon Accord Knights and Stonehaven was played at Ferryhill on Tuesday 1st March 2016 with the following outcome:

Bon Accord Knights
Stonehaven
1 B Duncan Harwood 1950 1 0 Keith Emery 1660
2 W Ricky Telford 1633 1 0 Bruce Harrold 1651
3 B John Ewen 1568 1 0 Pat Coffield 1531
4 W Ayo Suberu 0 1 David Bridges 1240
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The identity of the team that qualifies for the final from this group will depend on the outcome of the final match between Stonehaven and Newmachar, although as a result of this match it will not be Stonehaven.

 

North East Knockout Cup – Knights vs Newmachar

The North East Scotland Knockout Cup match between the Bon Accord Knights and Newmachar took place at Ferryhill community centre on Tuesday 2nd February. Newmachar won first on boards 2 and 3, but the Knights struck back on board 4 and very fortunately on board 1. The result was as follows:

Bon Accord Knights Newmachar
1 B Neil Irving 1748 1 0 Joy Durno 1819
2 W Ricky Telford 1633 0 1 David Burke 1723
3 B John Ewen 1568 0 1 Gerald Lobley 1665
4 W David Smith 1514 1 0 Steve Sawaryn 1403
2 2

North East Scotland Chess League – All Stars vs Knights

The North East Scotland Chess League match between the Bon Accord All Stars and the Bon Accord Knights took place at Ferryhill community centre on Tuesday 19th January. The result was as follows:

Bon Accord All Stars Bon Accord Knights
1 B Euan Gray 1656 1 0 Neil Irving 1748
2 W Leston D’Costa 1515 0 1 Ricky Telford 1633
3 B Callum Smith 1483 0 1 John Ewen 1568
4 W Adi Hegde 478 0 1 Kalyan Kante 749
1 3

North East Scotland Chess League – Knights vs Peterhead

The match between the Bon Accord Knights and Peterhead took place at Ferryhill community centre on Tuesday 15th December. Peterhead featured guest player Eugene Ogosi on board 4. The result was as follows:

Bon Accord Knights Peterhead
1 B Ricky Telford 1633 1 0 Chris Rose 1443
2 W John Ewen 1568 1 0 Malcolm McMillan 1271
3 B Dave Smith 1514 1 0 Dominic Troman 1089
4 W Kalyan Kante 749 0 1 Eugene Ogosi
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North East Scotland Chess League – Newmachar vs Knights

The match between Newmachar and the Bon Accord Knights took place at Newmachar primary school on Tuesday 17th November.

The first game to be decided was on board 1 where in a Kings Indian defence Neil Irving found a tactic that won two pieces for a rook and left him with a knight on e6 dominating the position. At about the same time the board 4 encounter finished with Ayo Suberu managing to take advantage of his opponents neglected development, winning several pawns and eventually an exchange. On board 3 in a Dragon Sicilian Dave Smith concluded a strong attack by winning a piece. This left the board 2 encounter where Ricky Telford concluded the match by forcing a Queen exchange leading to a knight ending with two extra pawns.

The full results were as follows:

Newmachar Bon Accord Knights
1 B Joy Durno 1819 0 1 Neil Irving 1748
2 W Gerald Lobley 1665 0 1 Ricky Telford 1633
3 B Steve Sawaryn 1403 0 1 David Smith 1514
4 W Ayo Suberu 1 0 Kalyan Kante   749
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