Scottish National Chess League Rounds 1 and 2

Rounds one and two of the 2016/17 Scottish national chess league took place at Dunfermline on Sunday 30th October.  Bon Accord are competing in division 3 this year, having been division 4 champions in 2015/16. The team started the season with comfortable wins over Dunfermline Knights and Oban as follows:

Round 1

Bon Accord Dunfermline Knights
1 W Adam Bremner 2201 1 0 Ian Robertson 2024
2 B Hamish Olson 2117 1 0 John McBride 1788
3 W Murad Abdulla 2045 1 0 Stuart Black 1647
4 B Daniel Maxwell 2067 1 0 Stewart Brisbane 1512
5 W Callum Smith 1565 0 1 Peter Horne 1385
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Round 2

Oban Bon Accord
1 W Duncan Campbell 1733 0 1 Adam Bremner 2201
2 B Alistair Campbell 1693 0 1 Hamish Olson 2117
3 W Hugh Flockhart 1419 0 1 Murad Abdulla 2045
4 B Peter Doris 1360 0 1 Daniel Maxwell 2067
5 W Derek Coope 1238 0 1 Callum Smith 1565
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Richardson Cup Final Results

The Richardson cup final between Bon Accord and Edinburgh was played at Grangemouth sports centre on Saturday 23rd April 2016.

Bon Accord were heavily outrated on all boards and although the first two games to finish were both draws the remainder of the games proceeded per rating and we lost 7 – 1. Although the result in the final was disappointing reaching the final was a considerable achievement.

Thanks to Hamish Olson for captaining the team, and congratulations to Edinburgh chess club – winners of the 2016 Richardson cup.

The results were as follows (FIDE ratings in brackets).

Bon Accord Edinburgh
1 B Hamish Olson 2212 (2072) 0 1 FM Clement Sreeves 2340 (2339)
2 W Bob Lothian 2034 (2130) 0 1 FM Neil Berry 2288 (2351)
3 B Murad Abdulla 2027 (2065) 0 1 Calum MacQueen 2259 (2253)
4 W Daniel Maxwell 2056 (2031) ½ ½ Andrew Green 2207 (2153)
5 B Duncan Harwood 1950 (2022) 0 1 Petros Walden 2145 (2176)
6 W Mike Cavanagh 1888 ½ ½ David Oswald 2123 (2088)
7 B Richard Jennings 1878 (1866) 0 1 Daniel McGowan 2113 (2148)
8 W Euan Gray 1656 (1904) 0 1 Hugh Brechin 2078 (2087)
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Richardson Cup Semi Final

The semi-final of the 2016 Richardson cup between Bon Accord and Edinburgh West was played at Alison’s bar in Dundee on Saturday the 12th March.

Team captain Hamish Olson described the match on facebook:

“It was a tense match and after four hours of play we found ourselves 3-1 down but it was looking good on the remaining boards and eventually we converted our good positions into full points. With about 10 minutes left, Mike was offered a draw by Alan Bell and after stalling for a nerve wracking five minutes waiting for Euan to find the win in a messy position, Euan played the winning move and Mike took the draw. 5 minutes later the decision was vindicated and we had done it!”

The results were as follows (FIDE ratings in brackets).

Bon Accord Edinburgh West
1 B Hamish Olson 2212 (2076) 0 1 IM Craig Pritchett 2262 (2333)
2 W Adam Bremner 2244 (2200) ½ ½ Jonathan Grant 2132 (2224)
3 B Murad Abdulla 2027 (2060) ½ ½ George Neave 2130 (2144)
4 W Bob Lothian 2034 (2109) 1 0 Walter Buchanan 2124 (2126)
5 B Duncan Harwood 1950 (2029) 0 1 Neil Farrell 2066 (2122)
6 W Mike Cavanagh 1888 ½ ½ Alan Bell 1956 (1968)
7 B Richard Jennings 1878 (1874) 1 0 Duncan Walker 1822 (1934)
8 W Euan Gray 1656 (1881) 1 0 Ian McLean 1775 (1929)

As a result of this match Bon Accord have reached the Richardson cup final for the second time in three years and face Edinburgh chess club in the final. Bon Accord also qualifies for the European Club Cup in Belgrade in November.

Congratulations to Hamish and the team.

 

Richardson Cup Quarter Final

The quarter final of the Richardson cup between Bon Accord and Wandering Dragons was played in the function room of Alison’s bar in Dundee on Sunday the 10th January.

Bon Accord were able to field close to their strongest team and won convincingly 6-2.

The results were as follows (FIDE ratings in brackets).

Bon Accord Wandering Dragons
1 W Hamish Olson 2212 (2067) 1 0 Mark Orr 2169 (2222)
2 B Adam Bremner 2244 (2188) ½ ½ Alan Minnican 2120 (2131)
3 W Jonathan Edwards 2146 (2129) 1 0 Graham Hamilton 1944 (2006)
4 B Murad Abdulla 2027 (1977) ½ ½ Raj Bhopal 1942 (2002)
5 W Bob Lothian 2034 (2097) 1 0 Jim O’Neil 1846 (1956)
6 B Daniel Maxwell 2056 (2031) 1 0 David Wallace 1842
7 W Richard Jennings 1878 (1874) 0 1 Eoin Campbell 1839 (1810)
8 B Neil Irving 1748 (1910) 1 0 Richard Kynoch 1815 (1954)
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Club Championship Round 3

The draw for round 3 of the 2015/16 Bon Accord club championship is as follows:

White Black
Richard Jennings (2) Jeremy Mitchell (2)
Duncan Harwood (2) Mike Cavanagh (1½)
Dave Smith (1½) Neil Irving (1½)
Ross Brennan (1½) Stuthi Hegde (1½)
Alex Stewart (1) Tariq Pasha (1)
Duncan McClymont (1) Ricky Telford (1)
John Ewen (1) Oishani Dutta (1)
Atharva Dabholkar (1) Callum Smith (1)
Alan Smith (1) Ian Grieve (1)
Eugene Ogosi (½) Aditya Hegde (1)
Vagif Ramazanov (0) Leston D’Costa (½)
Kalyan Kante (0) Nandini Dutta (0)
Connor Sibbald (0) Ramesh Kante (0)
Salubi Voke (0) Sean Gordon (0)
Eric Davidson (0) Divyesh Selvaraj (0)

The deadline for the games is Friday 29th January 2016

Bon Accord Chess Club Allegro Tournament

The Annual Bon Accord chess club allegro tournament will be held on Tuesday 29th September and Friday 2nd October.

Rounds 1 – 3 will be held on Tuesday 29th September starting at 7.00pm.

Rounds 4 and 5 will be on Friday 2nd October starting at 7.30pm.

The time control will be all moves in 25 minutes. The games will be submitted to Chess Scotland for grading.