North East Cup Final – Sharks vs Knights

The final of the North East cup was played between the Bon Accord Knights and the Teflon Sharks on Tuesday 17th May 2016. The Knights won the toss and opted for white on boards 1 and 3. The result was as follows:

Teflon Sharks Bon Accord Knights
1 B Jeremy Mitchell 1794 0 1 Duncan Harwood 1950
2 W Alan Smith 1653 0 1 Neil Irving 1748
3 B Ross Brennan 1634 1 0 Ricky Telford 1633
4 W Duncan McClymont 1227 0 1 John Ewen 1568
1 3

Congratulations to the Bon Accord Knights 2016 North East league and cup champions.

North East Cup – Sharks vs Bishops

The North East cup game between the Bon Accord Bishops and the Teflon Sharks took place at Ferryhill community centre on Tuesday 10th May 2016. The match ended in a 3-1 win for the Sharks who qualify for the cup final against the Bon Accord Knights. The final will be played on Tuesday 17th May.

Teflon Sharks Bon Accord Bishops
1 B Jeremy Mitchell 1794 ½ ½ Mike Cavanagh 1888
2 W Alan Smith 1653 1 0 Richard Jennings 1878
3 B Ross Brennan 1634 ½ ½ Ian Grieve 1397
4 W Sean Gordon 1 0 Eugene Ogosi
3 1

North East Scotland Chess League – Sharks vs Knights

The match in the North East Scotland Chess League between the Teflon Sharks and the Bon Accord Knights took place on Tuesday 15th March 2016 at Ferryhill community centre. The result was a 3-1 win for the Knights as follows:

Teflon Sharks Bon Accord Knights
1 B Jeremy Mitchell 1794 0 1 Duncan Harwood 1950
2 W Ross Brennan 1634 0 1 Ricky Telford 1633
3 B Duncan McClymont 1227 0 1 John Ewen 1568
4 W Sean Gordon 1 0 David Smith 1514
1 3

North East Chess League – Bishops vs Sharks

The match between the Bon Accord Bishops and the Teflon Sharks in the North East Scotland chess league took place on Tuesday 16th February at Ferryhill community centre.

In an exceptionally close match the first result occurred on board four when Sean Gordon converted a rook ending with a couple of extra pawns against Eugene Ogosi. Duncan McClymont had a winning king and pawn ending, but the position was very tricky and Alex Stewart managed to steer the position into a queen ending which was not at all clear. The games on the top two boards were both decided in time scrambles. Jeremy Mitchell had a promising position with two minor pieces for a rook, but unfortunately blundered his knight and Mike Cavanagh was able to convert the resulting ending. In the board 2 game Richard Jennings was pushing for the win in spite of being a pawn down in a bishop ending, but Ross Brennan managed to sacrifice his bishop for white’s remaining pawns to secure the draw.

 

Bon Accord Bishops Teflon Sharks
1 B Mike Cavanagh 1888 1 0 Jeremy Mitchell 1794
2 W Richard Jennings 1878 ½ ½ Ross Brennan 1634
3 B Alex Stewart 1268 ½ ½ Duncan McClymont 1227
4 W Eugene Ogosi 0 1 Sean Gordon
2 2

North East Knockout Cup – Teflon Sharks vs Peterhead

The North East Scotland Knockout Cup match between the Teflon Sharks and Peterhead took place at Ferryhill community centre on Tuesday 2nd February. Teflon Sharks won 4-0 in spite a guest appearance for Peterhead by Connor Sibbald. The result was as follows:

Teflon Sharks Peterhead
1 B Jeremy Mitchell 1794 1 0 Chris Rose 1443
2 W Ross Brennan 1634 1 0 Malcolm MacMillan 1271
3 B Sean Gordon 1 0 Dominic Troman 1089
4 W Duncan McClymont 1227 1 0 Connor Sibbald 604
4 0

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

BP Cup Final

The BP cup final was played on Tuesday 12th May at Ferryhill community centre between the Bon Accord Bishops and the Teflon Sharks. The result was a decisive win for the Bishops.

Bon Accord Bishops Teflon Sharks
1 W Mike Cavanagh 1856 1 0 Jeremy Mitchell 1812
2 B Richard Jennings 1812 1 0 Ross Brennan 1670
3 W Ian Grieve 1445 0 1 Eric Davidson 1669
4 B Sean Milton 1112 1 0 Vagif Ramazanov 1398
3 1

Congratulations to Bon Accord Bishops the 2015 BP cup champions.

BP Cup Semi Final – Bon Accord Knights vs Teflon Sharks

The BP cup semi-final between the Bon Accord Knights and the Teflon Sharks took place on Tuesday 5th May. The Sharks were only able to field three players, so the Knights won board four by default. Eric Davidson evened the score with a fine attacking win with black against John Ewen. This left the Knights needing at 1.5 points from the top two games, but the board 2 game between Ross Brennan and Ricky Telford ended in a blocked position where neither could make progress, and on board 1 Duncan Harwood could only draw a pawn down against Jeremy Mitchell. The 2-2 draw leaves the Teflon Sharks going through on board count.

Bon Accord Knights Teflon Sharks
1 W Duncan Harwood 1988 0.5 0.5 Jeremy Mitchell 1812
2 B Ricky Telford 1639 0.5 0.5 Ross Brennan 1670
3 W John Ewen 1619 0 1 Eric Davidson 1669
4 B Win by default 1 0 Default
2 2

 

Knights vs Sharks

The match between Bon Accord Knights and the Teflons Sharks in the North East Scotland chess league was played at Ferryhill community centre on Tuesday 21st April, and ended in a 2-2 draw.

The board 4 game ended first with Alan Smith of the Sharks pinning Mark Barclay’s knight against his king on the open g file. Boards 2 and 3 resulted in well played draws, whilst on board 1 Jeremy Mitchell blundered a piece in an equal position against Neil Irving. The full results were as follows:

Bon Accord Knights Teflon Sharks
1 B Neil Irving 1644 1 0 Jeremy Mitchell 1812
2 W Ricky Telford 1639 0.5 0.5 Ross Brennan 1670
3 B Leston D’Costa 1421 0.5 0.5 Eric Davidson 1669
4 W Mark Barclay 1457 0 1 Alan Smith 1603
2 2

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