CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (Round two draw)

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP REPORT & DRAW (Round 2) The 2nd round draw is now up on our website. As per 1st round the pairings are split over two nights. Thursday 13th & 20th December. Please see our website for the draw. Please contact your opponent to confirm you can play on the said night. If not…

CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 22nd Nov)

CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 22nd Nov 18 Chesstastic night at Castlehill once again with over 27 players down. TAFCA HANDI-CAP KNOCKOUT Tonight saw two 1st round matches played and both matches ended with the same score line! Castlehill B 6 – 2 Castlehill F   Castlehill F had 3 juniors playing plus their captain Lisa…

WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP (Game 9)

World Championship 2018 Game 9: The Drawing Streak Continues… (Report from Ichess.net)   Game nine of the World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana ended in another draw. This time, it was Carlsen who pressed in the middlegame with a huge advantage on the clock and a small edge on the board.…

WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 (Game 8)

World Championship 2018 Game 8: Battleground – Open Sicilian Territory (Report by Ichess.net) Another day, another draw. In game eight of the World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana we were to see the players sharing points again. At first glance, the opening promised to set the scene for a fighting game…

OBAN CHESS CONGRESS (Castlehill report)

OBAN CHESS CONGRESS REPORT (Fri 16th to Sun 18th Nov 18) Report by Alastair Dawson   The Oban weekender is one of the most popular events on the Scotland chess circuit. The event has been superbly organised for many years by Duncan Campbell and his team. This years, as previous, the Congress was held in…

WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018: reports by Ichess.net

WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 – LONDON Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana (Ichess.net  & Guardian reports) DAY 8 ASAP DAY 7 World Championship 2018 Game 7: No Wins In Sight (Ichess.net) Game seven of the World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana again ended in a draw. It’s was the seventh draw out of…

RANDOM KNOCKOUT DRAW 2018-19

RANDOM KNOCKOUT 2018-19   The draw for the Random Knockout is now up on our website. We had 28 entries and the first round of matches are the prelims (13 of them). Four players get a bye into the next round.   The prelims “MUST” be played by or on Thursday 7th Feb 2019. The…

RANDOM KNOCKOUT 2018-19

RANDOM KNOCKOUT 2018-19 All entries (28 so far!) are now up on our website. The draw will be done at the weekend (Sunday 18th Nov). So if you have not entered yet but wish to do so “PLEASE” contact me ASAP! If you find yourself entered for some reason but do not wish to play,…

CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 15th Nov 18

CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 15th Nov 18 Just a normal night at Castlehill with 36 players down! CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (Round 1-part 2) 11 matches played tonight which made it a busy nights competitive chess! Results G.Thomas ½ – ½ Colin Young (Great draw in the end Colin) R.Akula 0 – 1 C.Wilson E.Walton 1 –…

WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 – Carlsen v Caruana

WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 – LONDON Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana (Ichess.net  & Guardian reports)   DAY 8 ASAP DAY 7 World Championship 2018 Game 7: No Wins In Sight (Ichess.net) Game seven of the World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana again ended in a draw. It’s was the seventh draw out…