RANDOM KNOCKOUT 2016-17

RANDOM KNOCKOUT 2016-17 Just a reminder that the Prelim round of the Random Knockout must be played by/on Thursday 2nd February 2017. Please email your opponent (and Ray!) asap to arrange a match date. Remember we have a lot of TAFCA & Club Competitions on the go so contact early is paramount! The first round…

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2016-17

Happy New Year to you all! CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2016-17 After two rounds we only have four players still on full points! Two juniors, including the defending champion, plus a couple of not so young juniors! The third round draw is now up and the Club Championship night is Thursday 9th February 2107.  That is the…

CLUB NIGHT REPORT

Thurs 22nd Dec: Club Update The last club night of 2016 was also the Club Championship round 2 night. We had 8 matches on and in total 23 players down including juniors. What a club we have at the moment. Let’s hope 2017 brings us even more new players and rewards. Club Championship Results Rd…

CLUB NIGHT REPORT!

Thurs 15th Dec: Club Night Report With 30+ members down it was another goodnight. No report last week because of illness, so I will try and catch up in this report! TAFCA Div 1 Castlehill B 2½, Castlehill C 1½ It was close, but not close enough for the “C” team. The top board featured…

WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 (Report reproduced from iChess by Carlos from Team iChess.) Magnus Carlsen defeated Karjakin 3-1 in the tiebreaks to retain his title as World Champion. It wasn’t easy, it wasn’t always pretty but Carlsen eventually finished off his challenger in style! This is the position from the final game. Black (Karjakin) threatens…

CLUB NIGHT REPORT

Thurs 1st Dec: Club open Not so busy by our current standards, but 19 players down, including 7 juniors is not bad at all! The coaching was done by Lisa, Lewis & Ray, so not much learned then. Lol! MATCH RESULTS Summer Rd 5 (Yes it`s still going!) Keith Rose 1, Graham Atkins 0 Subhayu…

SNCL: Rounds 3 & 4

Scottish National Chess League: Rounds 3 and 4, November 27th 2016: Mixed fortunes for our three teams with the “A” team taking on their nemesis Hamilton A, while our “B” team struggled big time and our “C” team were down and up! A full report by captain Alastair Dawson is on our website SNCL page…

CLUB NIGHT UPDATE: 24/11/16

Thurs 24th Nov: Club Update Another busy night with TAFCA, Club and Juniors all on the go! TAFCA Div 2 Castlehill D 3, Castlehill E 1 Lewis Foggie on board one for the “E” team might have been on the losing side, but he stole the show with a great win against the old man…

TAFCA LEAGUE DIV 1 MATCH REPORT

Thurs 21st Nov: TAFCA Division One Match Perth A v Castlehill B Castlehill B were on an away mission to Perth to seek and destroy their “A” team. Unfortunately the “B” team were two players down and drafted in two players from the “C” team. We can only try our best! When we arrived it…

CHESS SCOTLAND COMPETITIONS

CHESS SCOTLAND COMPETITIONS 2016-17 Nancy Elder Competition The draw has been make for the Chess Scotland Nancy Elder tournament and as expected most of Castlehill`s players have been drawn together for the first round. Last year the final was contested between Euan Dawson & Keith Rose, with Euan coming out on top! Let’s hope for…