North East Scotland Chess League – Bishops vs Stonehaven

Bon Accord Bishops played Stonehaven in the North East Scotland Chess League on Tuesday 15th March. The result was a 3½-½ win for the Bishops:

Bon Accord Bishops Stonehaven
1 B Mike Cavanagh 1888 ½ ½ Keith Emery 1660
2 W Richard Jennings 1878 1 0 Bruce Harrold 1651
3 B Ian Grieve 1397 1 0 Pat Coffield 1531
4 W Alex Stewart 1268 1 0 David Bridges 1240
½

Knockout Cup – Knights vs Stonehaven

The match in the North East Scotland Knockout cup between Bon Accord Knights and Stonehaven was played at Ferryhill on Tuesday 1st March 2016 with the following outcome:

Bon Accord Knights
Stonehaven
1 B Duncan Harwood 1950 1 0 Keith Emery 1660
2 W Ricky Telford 1633 1 0 Bruce Harrold 1651
3 B John Ewen 1568 1 0 Pat Coffield 1531
4 W Ayo Suberu 0 1 David Bridges 1240
3 1

The identity of the team that qualifies for the final from this group will depend on the outcome of the final match between Stonehaven and Newmachar, although as a result of this match it will not be Stonehaven.

 

NEJCA Stonehaven Allegro

The North East Junior Chess Association held an allegro tournament on Saturday 30th January 2015 with several Bon Accord players participating.

In the open section Bob Lothian finished 3rd with 3½/5 while Richard Jennings scored 3/5.

The chess for kicks under 1000 section was dominated by Connor Sibbald who scored 7/7, and in the chess for kicks under 600 section Pranav Saravanan scored 3/6.

The grading results are here

North East Chess League – Sharks vs Stonehaven

The North East Scotland Chess League match between the Teflon Sharks and Stonehaven took place at Ferryhill community centre on Tuesday 19th January. The result was as follows:

Teflon Sharks Stonehaven
1 B Jeremy Mitchell  1794 1 0 Keith Emery 1660
2 W Eric Davidson  1647 0 1 Bruce Harrold 1656
3 B Sean Gordon 1 0 Pat Coffield 1531
4 W Duncan McClymont  1227 ½ ½ David Bridges 1240

Stonehaven vs Bishops

The Stonehaven vs Bishops match in the North East Scotland chess league was played at the Newton Arms, Newtonhill on Wednesday 22nd April 2015. The result was a comfortable for the Bishops as follows:

Stonehaven Bon Accord Bishops
1 B Keith Emery 1684 0 1 Mike Cavanagh 1856
2 W Bruce Harrold 1671 0 1 Richard Jennings 1820
3 B Pat Coffield 1452 0 1 Hugh Holmes 1724
4 W David Bridges 1235 0.5 0.5 Ian Grieve 1445
0.5 3.5

BP Cup Round 1 – Stonehaven vs Knights

The first round match of the BP cup between Stonehaven and Knights was played at Newtonhill on Wednesday 8th April 2015.

The match was extremely closely fought. Leston D’Costa defeated his less experienced opponent fairly quickly, and just after the time control Duncan Harwood won his game against Bruce Harrold leaving the Knights 2-0 ahead. However on boards 2 and 3 things were not looking promising for the Knights: on board 2 Neil Irving had blundered an exchange in the opening against Pat Coffield, and his final move before the time control had left a completely lost bishop vs rook endgame. Meanwhile on board 3 John Ewen having had a probably winning position earlier in the game against David Bridges was faced by a lost king and pawn ending. This would have left the Knights eliminated from the competition at the first hurdle. Fortunately for the Knights David Bridges made some mistakes and John Ewen was able to win his ending and thus clinching the match. Pat Coffield then recorded a consolation win for Stonehaven.

Stonehaven Bon Accord Knights
1 B Bruce Harrold 1671 0 1 Duncan Harwood 1988
2 W Pat Coffield 1452 1 0 Neil Irving 1644
3 B David Bridges 1235 0 1 John Ewen 1619
4 W Robbie Williamson U/G 0 1 Leston D’Costa  1421
1 3

 

Bishops vs Stonehaven (Allegro League)

The Bon Accord Bishops vs Stonehaven match in the North East Scotland allegro league was played on Tuesday 10th March 2015. The first round was drawn 2-2, the second a narrow 2.5-1.5 win for the Bishops.

Bon Accord Bishops Stonehaven
1 Mike Cavanagh 1710 2 0 Keith Emery 1617
2 Richard Jennings 1755 2 0 Bruce Harrold 1568
3 Hugh Holmes 1724 0.5 1.5 Patrick Coffield 1452
4 Atharva Dabholkar 810 0 2 David Bridges 1317
4.5 3.5

Stonehaven vs Bon Accord All Stars (Allegro League)

The All Stars vs Stonehaven match in the North East Scotland allegro league was played on Tuesday 17th February 2015. Stonehaven very kindly agreed to play the match at Ferryhill even though it was their home game because of difficulties with scheduling. The outcome was as follows:

Stonehaven Bon Accord All Stars
1 David Grant 1947 0.5 1.5 Daniel Maxwell 2101
2 Keith Emery 1617 0 2 Hamish Olson 1976
3 Bruce Harrold 1568 1.5 0.5 Leston D’Costa 1380
4 David Bridges 1317 0 2 Tariq Pasha 1091
2 6

Teflon Sharks vs Stonehaven (allegro league)

The Teflon Sharks vs Stonehaven match in the North East Scotland allegro league was played on Tuesday 2nd December. Stonehaven somewhat hindered themselves by only fielding three players. The outcome was as follows:

Teflon Sharks Stonehaven
1 Murad Abdulla 1818 1.5 0.5 Bruce Harrold 1568
2 Ross Brennan 1756 1 1 Patrick Coffield 1452
3 Eric Davidson 1721 2 0 David Bridges 1317
4 Alan Smith 1602 2 0 Default
6.5 1.5