126th Scottish Chess Championships 2019: Report

126th Scottish Chess Championships 2019: Sat 6th – 14th July 2019 Church Building Stewart’s Melville College Edinburgh. Castlehill Chess Club Dundee had three players in this years Scottish Championships. Declan Shafi (2146); Alastair Dawson & Ben Volland (1846) represented Castlehill & Dundee Chess Club and the City of Dundee! In a field of 66, Declan…

The Glorney Gilbert International 2019:

The Glorney Gilbert International 2019 Carrickdale Hotel and Spa, Co Louth, Ireland – 21st – 24th July 19   The event will comprise four separate tournaments, each a five-round all-play-all.   The Glorney Cup – 5 player U18 Open (ie born 2001 or later) The Gilbert Cup – 3 player U18 Girls (ie born 2001…

RISHI VIJAYAKUMAR J7 (Giga-sensation!)

2019 UK Chess Challenge Northern Gigafinal Under 7 Boys   Congratulation to Rishi Vijayakumar who finished runner-up in a field of 30 entries in the UK Chess Challenge Northern Gigafinal under 7 boys 2019 with a score of 5 out of 6! Not only that, he was ranked 28th out of 30!   Fantastic performance…

CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 18th July 19)

CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 18th July 19) Another night at Castlehill with the place full of juniors and some adults! Not much on with only a Random Knockout tie-break match and then a semi-final match. RANDOM KNOCKOUT Results Q/F Ed Walton 1, G.Atkins 0 This was a 15 minute tie-break match after both drew there…

CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 11th July 19)

 CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 11th July 19) About 16 players down tonight, 5 of them juniors! The ladder was on tonight and we also had two new players down for a game of chess, one of them a very strong junior who played about 4 matches against our juniors, including, Rishabh and Krish and won…

LADDER UPDATE

LADDER FINAL It may be Summer and many chess clubs close their doors, but Castlehill is struggling to fit in all their internal competition matches! With this in mind, the Ladder final will be on our last club night of the 2018-19 season! Ladder Final – Thursday 29th August 2019 Despite 8 weeks left of…

CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 4th July 19)

CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 4th July 19) It was Quick-Play night with the 3rd Grand Prix event out of 5 on tonight. It was our biggest turnout so far with 18 players taking part, 7 of them juniors! The big shock of the night happened in round 1 when Rishi Vijayakumar J7 beat the rock,…

CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 27th June 19

CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 27th June 19) 33 players down, 9 of them juniors! Tonight was the Bob Dunn Summer Championship, round 2 night. Also the penultimate Junior Club Championship qualifying section was well and truly on!   JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP With only 4 places available for the finals night to decide who will be…

CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 20th June 19)

CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 20th June 19) 18 players down, 7 of them juniors! Tonight saw two Random Knockout matches, one between the two Ray`s of the chess club! But it did not go well for one of them!   RANDOM KNOCKOUT Results – Q/F`s Robert Jackson (1564) 1, (1064) John Lynch 0 Well it…

CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 13th June 19

CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 13th June 19) It`s the middle of June and we still had twenty players down at the chess club! With a few juniors missing it was easier on the ears tonight, but we still had a few things on! CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Result Round 5 Alastair Dawson (1742) 1, Marten Kats (1114)…