Scottish Grand Prix Prize Winners

A number of Bon Accord players took prizes in the Annual Scottish Grand Prix.

In the Adult Grand Prix Hamish Olson and Murad Abdulla finished 2nd and 3rd in the Candidates (1901-2150) section. Murad also took the junior prize.

In the Minor section (under 1450) Vagif Ramazanov finished 8th overall and won the junior prize.

In the Junior Grand Prix Stuthi Hegde finished 3rd in the Rooks section (J14 – J16), Callum Smith finished 3rd in the Bishops section (J12 – J13) and Aditya Hegde 3rd in the Pawns section (J5 – J9).

A full list of prize winners can be found on the Chess Scotland website for the Adult Grand Prix and the Junior Grand Prix.

Bon Accord Chess Club Allegro Rating List 2015

Bremner Adam 2244
Edwards Jonathan 2146
Maxwell Daniel 2125
Lothian Robert 2034
Olson Hamish 1993
Harwood Duncan J 1950
Abdulla Murad 1886
Jennings Richard L 1812
Cavanagh Mike 1724
Clifford John 1695
Irving Neil 1681
Holmes Hugh D 1680
Mitchell Jeremy J 1676
Milton Carl 1675
Davidson Eric 1674
Telford Ricky 1633
Beaney Alex 1592
Ewen John 1568
Smith Alan 1567
Milton Anna 1563
Pasha Tariq 1560
Grieve Ian 1540
Barclay Mark 1538
Smith Callum 1526
Abdullayev Mahir 1422
Gray Euan 1394
Ramazanov Vagif 1385
D`Costa Leston 1384
Stewart Alex J 1268
Milton Sean 1127
Bodrell Dylan 896
Hegde Stuthi 780
Kante Kalyan 749
Ramazanov Vusal 687
Hegde Aditya 268

Bon Accord Chess Club Rating List 2015

Bremner Adam 2244
Olson Hamish 2212
Edwards Jonathan 2146
Maxwell Daniel 2056
Lothian Robert 2034
Abdulla Murad 2027
Harwood Duncan J 1950
Cavanagh Mike 1888
Jennings Richard L 1878
Mitchell Jeremy J 1794
Irving Neil 1748
Holmes Hugh D 1712
Clifford John 1695
Milton Carl 1675
Gray Euan 1656
Pasha Tariq 1654
Smith Alan 1653
Davidson Eric 1647
Telford Ricky 1633
Milton Anna 1597
Beaney Alex 1592
Ewen John 1568
D`Costa Leston 1515
Smith Callum 1483
Barclay Mark 1444
Abdullayev Mahir 1422
Grieve Ian 1397
Ramazanov Vagif 1381
Stewart Alex J 1268
Hegde Stuthi 1241
Milton Sean 1127
Bodrell Dylan 949
Kante Kalyan 749
Ramazanov Vusal 687
Hegde Aditya 478

Scottish Chess Championships Results

The 2015 Scottish chess championship was held in Edinburgh between the 11th and 19th of July. The only prize winner from Bon Accord was Hamish Olson who shared the under 2200 grading prize. Hamish and Jonathan Edwards were both in contention for the title of Scottish champion until they lost in the penultimate round to International Master Roddy McKay and Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard respectively. Notable games from Bon Accord players included Neil Irving getting a draw against International Master Mark Orr (and overlooking a mate in 3), and Carl Milton playing a very strange game in which he checkmated his opponent twice (for details see Andy Howie’s blog here).

Final scores (out of 9) for Bon Accord players were as follows:

  • Hamish Olson 5.5
  • Jonathan Edwards 5
  • Carl Milton 4.5
  • Richard Jennings 4.5
  • Neil Irving 4
  • Callum Smith 4
  • Leston D’Costa 3.5
  • Euan Gray 3
  • Stuthi Hegde 2

Full results for the tournament can be found here.

Scottish Chess Championships

The Scottish chess championship is being held in at Stewart’s Melville College in Edinburgh between the 11th and 19th July.

There are currently six Grandmasters and nine other titled players entered. Alongside them Bon Accord club members Murad Abdulla, Leston D’Costa, Euan Gray, Stuthi Hegde, Neil Irving, Richard Jennings, and Carl Milton will be competing as well as former club member Jonathan Edwards.

Their progress can be followed at .

We wish them all luck.