FIDE ONLINE OLYMPIAD – UPDATE

FIDE ONLINE OLYMPIAD – UPDATE Division Two – Pool E – 14th to 16th August 2020 – Chess.com  It was always going to be a hard mission for Scotland to qualify for the next stage, and so it has proved so far. Three matches a day over three days: Time-control: 15 minutes + 5 seconds…

THURS NIGHT BATTLES! (Thurs 13th Aug 20)

THURS NIGHT WEEKLY COMPETITION Arena 18 tournament – Bullet – Thurs 13th Aug 20   Well the tournament was not the format excepted, but boy did it show the boys from the men! Due to an oversight, this weeks Thurs night competition was not the usual 5 minutes + 3 seconds, but “2 minutes bullet“! It…

TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE MATCH REPORT: Div 2 – week 5

TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE – Match Report  Div 2 – Thurs 6th Aug 20; 7:30pm St.Andrews Bee Movie ½, Castlehill Cobra`s 3½  Chess can be a strange game at times, or is that the players? Castlehill Cobra`s were firm favourites grading and experience wise compared to St.Andrews Bee Movie who all had estimate grades. On board…

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…