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
4 1

 

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
0 5

Scottish National Chess League Round 7

Round 7 of the Scottish National Chess League was played in Dunfermline on Sunday 27th March.

Bon Accord completed a 100% record for the season with a 5-0 win over Hamilton B. Due to various teams defaulting games Tariq Pasha and Callum Smith were able to get some rated games against players from Forth Valley B.

Round 7

 Bon Accord  Hamilton B
1 W Adam Bremner 2244 1 0 Jim Frame 1219
2 B Murad Abdulla 2027 1 0 Bernard Airlie 1210
3 W Daniel Maxwell 2056 1 0 Bill Perrie 1128
4 B Anthony Bourached 1951 1 0 Thor Saemundsson
 5 W Win by default 1 0 Default
5 0

 

Scottish National Chess League Rounds 5 and 6

Bon Accord secured the division 4 title in the Scottish national chess league with a pair of victories in rounds 5 and 6. Bon Accord scored a 5-0 victory against Dundee City C in round 5, and a comfortable 3½ – 1½ win over Crouching Tigers in round 6.

Round 5

 Bon Accord  Dundee City C
1 W Adam Bremner 2244 1 0 Declan Shafi 1763
2 B Hamish Olson 2212 1 0 Daniel Thompson
3 W Anthony Bourached 1951 1 0 Ben Volland 1543
4 B Euan Gray 1656 1 0 Euan Dawson 1322
 5 W Callum Smith 1483 1 0 Agnijo Banerjee 1240
5 0

Round 6

 Crouching Tigers  Bon Accord
1 W Peter Smith 1989 ½ ½ Adam Bremner 2244
2 B Andrew McHarg 1797 1 0 Hamish Olson 2212
3 W Ioannis Dabos-Doukas 1614 0 1 Anthony Bourached 1951
4 B Siddharth Berera 1457 0 1 Euan Gray 1656
 5 W Rachel Lorna Smith 1316 0 1 Callum Smith 1483

Congratulations to Adam and the team. We are looking forward to having a go at the Scottish team lightning championship in a month’s time and SNCL division 3 next season.

Update – 01/03/16 – Thanks to Hamish for pointing out that the detailed results for round 6 were exactly the opposite of those given in the post. I have corrected these.

Scottish National Chess League Rounds 3 and 4

Bon Accord fielded a strong team for rounds 3 and 4 the Scottish National Chess League and were rewarded with two 5-0 wins. Some of the games were closer than the score suggests, and in particular Adam won on time in a completely and utterly lost dubious position in round 4.

Round 3

Bon Accord Musselburgh
1 W Adam Bremner 2244 1 0 Keith McDonald 1501
2 B Hamish Olson 2212 1 0 Iain Hope 1349
3 W Richard Jennings 1878 1 0 James Loudon 1314
4 B Euan Gray 1656 1 0 James Crawford  1109
 5 W Callum Smith 1483 1 0  James Nash 0
5 0

Round 4

East Kilbride B Bon Accord
1 W Jim Robertson 1502 0 1 Adam Bremner 2244
2 B Stewart Gray 1464 0 1 Hamish Olson 2212
3 W Thomas Jose 1274 0 1 Richard Jennings 1878
4 B Morven Petrie 1212 0 1 Euan Gray 1656
 5 W Fiona Petrie 1210 0 1  Callum Smith 1483
0 5

This leaves Bon Accord two points clear at the top of division 4 with three matches remaining.

 

Scottish National Chess League Rounds 1 and 2

Rounds 1 and 2 of the Scottish National Chess league were played on Sunday 25th October at Dunfermline.

The Bon Accord team of Adam Bremner, Hamish Olson, Tariq Pasha, Vagif Ramazanov and Atharva Dabholkar were comfortable 4-1 winners over Lenzie in round 1 and won 3 -2 against a strong Wandering Dragons B team in round 2.

The full results were as follows:

Round 1

Lenzie Bon Accord
1 W Marco D’Alessio 1133 0 1 Adam Bremner 2244
2 B Chris Wan 1174 0 1 Hamish Olson 2212
3 W Liam Tang 1012 1 0 Tariq Pasha 1654
4 B Yvonne Zhou 873 0 1 Vagif Ramazanov  1381
 5 W  Gio D’Alessio  – 0 1  Atharva Dabholkar  933
4 1

Round 2

Bon Accord Wandering Dragons B
1 W Adam Bremner 2244 ½ ½ Donald Heron 1751
2 B Hamish Olson 2212 1 0 Chris Donkin 1616
3 W Tariq Pasha 1654 1 0 Adam Wakowiak 1449
4 B Vagif Ramazanov  1381 0 1 William Falconer  1439
 5 W Atharva Dabholkar 933 ½  ½  Anne Donkin  1052
3 2

 

 

Scottish National Chess League Round 7 – Sunday 29th March

In the last round of the Scottish National Chess League Bon Accord were paired against Wandering Dragons B for the second time. For various reasons we struggled to get a team and could only field three players. Dragons were given advanced warning of this, but turned up with five players anyway.

The result was a narrow defeat for Bon Accord with Hamish and Daniel winning on the top two boards, and Callum getting ground down by a very experienced opponent.

Bon Accord Wandering Dragons B
1 W Hamish Olson 2087 1 0 Eoin Campbell 1837
2 B Daniel Maxwell 2081 1 0 Elliot Sloan 1822
3 W Callum Smith 1057 0 1 Donald Heron 1796
4 B Default 0 1 Won by default
5 W Default 0 1 Won by default
2 3

This result leaves Bon Accord as division 5 champions, and our promotion to division 4 was confirmed at the league AGM.

Congratulations to Adam Bremner for captaining the team, and to Hamish Olson, Daniel Maxwell, Callum Smith, Tariq Pasha, Duncan Harwood, Murad Abdulla, Richard Jennings, Leston D’Costa, Dylan Bodrell and John Clifford for playing.

Scottish National Chess League – Division 5 Champions

Bon Accord won against Wandering Dragons B and Prestwick Bon Accord in rounds five and six of the Scottish National Chess League. As a result Bon Accord have secured the division 5 title with a round to spare. Congratulations to the Adam, Hamish, Duncan, Murad and Tariq for an excellent result.

The results for rounds 5 and 6 were as follows:

Round 5

Wandering Dragons B Bon Accord
1 W Donald Heron 1796 0 1 Adam Bremner 2157
2 B Richard Carter 1756 0 1 Hamish Olson 2087
3 W Chris Donkin 1645 0.5 0.5 Duncan Harwood 1988
4 B William Falconer 1405 0 1 Murad Abdulla 1983
5 W Adam Walkowiak 1389 1 0 Tariq Pasha 1192
1.5 3.5

Round 6

Bon Accord Prestwick
1 W Adam Bremner 2157 0.5 0.5 Mark Sanger 2046
2 B Hamish Olson 2087 1 0 Bob Smith 1302
3 W Duncan Harwood 1988 1 0 Craig Gillies 1173
4 B Murad Abdulla 1983 1 0 Tom Laing 1015
5 W Tariq Pasha 1192 0.5 0.5 Darren Gillies 956
4 1

Full results can be seen on the Scottish National League website http://snclchess.co.uk/division-5-results/ .

Scottish National Chess League Rounds 3 and 4 – Sunday 15th February 2015

Bon Accord continued to make good progress in division 5 of the Scottish National Chess League with two convincing wins in rounds 3 and 4. The decisive game in the division is likely to be against Wandering Dragons B in round 5.

The results for rounds 3 and 4 were as follows:

Round 3

East Kilbride Bon Accord
1 W Stewart Gray 1459 0 1 Hamish Olson 2087
2 B Thomas Jose 1341 0 1 Richard Jennings 1820
3 W Morven Petrie 1082 0.5 0.5 Leston D’Costa 1421
4 B Fiona Petrie 1130 0 1 Tariq Pasha 1192
5 W Ethan Palmer 437 0 1 Dylan Bodrell 898
0.5 4.5

 

Round 4

Bon Accord Lenzie Academy
1 W Hamish Olson 2087 1 0 Chris Wan 980
2 B Richard Jennings 1820 1 0 Alan Shen 890
3 W Leston D’Costa 1421 0.5 0.5 Marco D’Alessio 823
4 B Tariq Pasha 1192 1 0 Yvonne Zhou 766
5 W Dylan Bodrell 898 1 0 Lian Tang 668
4.5 0.5

Full results can be seen on the Scottish National League website http://snclchess.co.uk/division-5-results/ .

 

Scottish National Chess League Rounds 1 and 2 – Sunday 9th November 2014

The 2014 Scottish National Chess League has a record 38 teams in 5 divisions. Because Bon Accord are competing for the first time in several years we have started in division 5.

We began our campaign with had two comprehensive wins in the first two rounds of the Scottish National Chess League. The results were as follows:

Round 1

  Prestwick Bon Accord
1 W Mark Sanger 2046 0 1 Adam Bremner 2157
2 B Bob Smith 1302 0 1 Hamish Olson 2087
3 W Craig Gillies 1173 0 1 John Clifford 1683
4 B Jake Sanger 1097 0 1 Tariq Pasha 1192
5 W Tom Laing 1015 0 1 Callum Smith 1057
0 5

 

Round 2

  Bon Accord SCAD
1 W Adam Bremner 2157 1 0 Ian Carmichael 1556
2 B Hamish Olson 2087 1 0 Mark Towler U/G
3 W John Clifford 1683 1 0 Colin Simpson 1226
4 B Tariq Pasha 1192 1 0 Graham Duff 937
5 W Callum Smith 1057 1 0 John Christie 892
5 0

Congratulations to Adam, Hamish, John, Tariq and Callum on an excellent start to the season.

Scottish National Chess League

Bon Accord are entering a team into the SNCL this year. For those that don’t know, this is a 5 board team event, that takes place on 4 different Sunday’s throughout the year, at Dunfermline. With the exception of the final weekend, there will be two matches held on each day. The first of these weekends is on Sunday 9th November.

Please get in touch with Adam Bremner if you are interested in playing.