Congratulations to Murad Abdulla for being winning the 2017 Chess Scotland player of the year title.
Congratulations to Pranav Arcot for winning the Robert Rough cup in 2017, for the best giant killing performance by a junior in Scotland (click link for details)
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).
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.
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 http://www.scottishchesschamp.co.uk/ .
We wish them all luck.