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 – Newmachar vs Bishops

The match between Newmachar and the Bon Accord Bishops took place at Newmachar primary school on Tuesday 15th December. The outcome was as follows:

Newmachar Bon Accord Knights
1 B Joy Durno 1819 ½ ½ Mike Cavanagh 1888
2 W Steve Sawaryn 1403 0 1 Richard Jennings 1878
3 B Ayo Suberu 1 0 Ian Grieve 1397
4 W Andrew Kennedy 0 1 Alex Stewart 1268

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
1 3

BP Cup Round 1 – Teflon Sharks vs Newmachar

The first round match of the BP cup between the Teflon Sharks and Newmachar was played at Ferryhill community centre on Tuesday 7th April 2015. Thanks to Jeremy Mitchell for providing information for the following report.

The match seems to have been exceptionally close. On board 1 Jeremy Mitchell drew with Joy Durno quite quickly. Eric Davidson then lost a winning (or at least drawn) position to Gerald Lobley. Tariq Pasha somehow won from a losing position against Steve Sawaryn on board 3. This left the match tied at 1.5 each with only the board 4 game to go.

On board 4 Stuthi Hegde was a pawn up in a king and pawn endgame against Ayo Suberu when she blundered a pawn. She then offered a draw but her opponent declined, not realising that a draw would be good enough for Newmachar to go through on board count. Further play resulted in a pawn race which should have been drawn but Ayo played a queen check while he was still in check from Stuthi’s queen, so he had to swap queens leaving Stuthi with a won king and g pawn against king. Stuthi got her king to the 6th rank, but then retreated the king and pushed the pawn so the position was once again drawn. However at this point Ayo’s flag fell, so he lost.

Teflon Sharks
Newmachar
1 B Jeremy Mitchell 1812 0.5 0.5 Joy Durno 1732
2 W Eric Davidson 1669 0 1 Gerald Lobley 1649
3 B Tariq Pasha 1192 1 0 Steve Sawaryn 1453
4 W Stuthi Hegde 1084 1 0 Ayo Suberu  U/G
2.5 1.5

Teflon Sharks vs Newmachar (Allegro League)

The Teflon Sharks vs Newmachar match in the North East Scotland allergo league was played at Ferryhill Community Centre on Tuesday 3rd March 2015. The result was as follows:

Teflon Sharks Newmachar
1 Murad Abdulla 1818 2 0 Joy Durno 1693
2 Jeremy Mitchell 1731 0.5 1.5 David Burke 1526
3 Ross Brennan 1756 1.5 0.5 Steve Sawaryn 1394
4 Alan Smith 1602 2 0 Ayo Suberu U/G
6 2

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 Knights vs Newmachar

The Bon Accord Knights vs Newmachar match in the North East Scotland chess league was played at Ferryhill community centre on Tuesday 16th December.

The first game to finish was on board 4 where Mark Barclay won with a big attack against David Smith. At about the same time on board 3 Leston overlooked a tactic that won several pawns, and resulted in a lost rook end game. On board 2 I had an extremely promising position against Gerald Lobley, but I ran out of time and decided to force a draw by repetition. That left the board 1 game where Duncan was able to efficiently beat Joy Durno in a bishop ending with an extra pawn.

Bon Accord Knights Newmachar
1 B Duncan Harwood 1988 1 0 Joy Durno 1732
2 W Neil Irving 1644 0.5 0.5 Gerald Lobley 1649
3 B Leston D’Costa 1421 0 1 Harry Praeger 1592
4 W Mark Barclay 1457 1 0 David Smith 1102
2.5 1.5

Bon Accord All Stars vs Newmachar

The Bon Accord All Stars vs Newmachar match in the North East Scotland chess league was played on Tuesday 25th November. The outcome was the following:

Bon Accord All Stars Newmachar
1 B Hamish Olson 2087 1 0 Joy Durno 1732
2 W Daniel Maxwell 2081 1 0 Harry Praeger 1592
3 B Carl Milton 1634 1 0 Steve Sawaryn 1453
4 W Sean Milton 1112 0.5 0.5 Dave Smith 1102
3.5 0.5

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