GLORNEY JUNIOR FESTIVAL 2020 – UPDATE

GLORNEY JUNIOR FESTIVAL 2020 – UPDATE Thurs 30th July 20; Scotland v Wales In the Glorney team, Ben Volland J16 in his 4th match finally gets his just rewards with a very good win with white. Ben has been playing well against much stronger players but not getting much joy in the end. This time…

THURS NIGHT QUICK-PLAY TOURNAMENT

THURSDAY NIGHTS QUICK-PLAY ONLINE TOURNAMENT (Thurs 30th July 20, 8:10pm – Arena 16: 5 minutes+3 seconds) This was the 16th Arena quick-play competition and despite having two Castlehill TAFCA matches on the same night (Armadillo`s & Bandicoot`s), we had a very respectable 15 players involved!  This has turned into a very competitive and popular weekly…

TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE (Match Report)

TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE – Match Report Div 1 – Thurs 30th July 20; 7:30pm St.Andrews Fun Team A 2, Castlehill Armadillo`s 2 What a match and a game of two half’s it seems! The shock result was Declan Shafi (2141) losing a TAFCA match which does not happen that often these days! Congratulations to Sam…

CHESS NEWS REPORT

CHESS NEWS REPORT – 30th July 2020 GLORNEY INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR FESTIVAL 2020 It`s been hard going for the Scotland teams in what is a very strong line up from the other countries! Out graded on all boards by all the teams so far, it has been a steep learning curve for our juniors. Ben Volland…

GLORNEY GILBERT JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL 2020

GLORNEY GILBERT JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2020 (Mon 27th July – Fri 31st July 20)  The Glorney Junior Festival starts tonight (Mon 27th July 20) at 6:30pm when Scotland takes on the Netherlands.   The festival runs from Monday 27th July to Friday 31st July on Lichess, all matches start at 6:30pm. This involves 6 countries;…

TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE (Match Report)

TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE – Match Report   Castlehill Dragons 2nd match of their campaign for league dominance was an away match against St.Andrews Bee Movie on Thurs 23rd July 20, 7:30pm. Now this was St.Andrews first match as they had a free week the last time. They are a bit of an unknown team as…

CASTLEHILL SUMMER FUN ONLINE!

CASTLEHILL SUMMER FUN SWISS – Report   10 players entered for this first ever Castlehill Online Summer Fun tournament.  This is a four round Swiss with the time-control of 90 minutes each player. The first round (Mon 13th July) as normal pitted the top half of the draw against the bottom half of the draw,…

TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE (Match Report!)

TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE – Match Report (16/07/20) Castlehill Chess Club`s top two teams kicked off their  TAFCA League online division one campaign on Thursday 16th July with a derby match against each other! Castlehill Armadillo`s (Avg grade 1861) & Castlehill Bandicoot`s (Avg grade 1496)! Armadillo`s (“A” team) were heavy favourites with plenty armour, but the Bandicoot`s (“B” team) showed…

TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE – Match Report (9/07/20)

TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE – Match Report Castlehill Chess Club kicked off it`s TAFCA League online campaign on Thursday 9th July with the division two derby between; Castlehill Dragons (Avg grade 1047) & Castlehill Cobra`s (Avg grade 1367)! Cobra`s (“C” team) were heavy favourites with a lot of bite, but did not get it all their…