CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 29th Nov 18
What a turnout at the club with 46 players down. This was helped by the 2nd TAFCA Allegro being held at Castlehill tonight. But we also had junior coaching and one Random Knockout match on!
Lisa Paton (926) 0, (1371) Graham Atkins 1
TAFCA ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP
(Part two – Castlehill)
A full report is on the TAFCA website (link below), but what a night for Castlehill! Congratulations to Andy Rowe (1583) for winning on the night and becoming the first ever TAFCA Castlehill Allegro Champion! For this Andy gets a medal from TAFCA and he also received two chess DVD`s by the Ginger GM, Simon Williams.
Not only that he moves into equal 1st place in the TAFCA Allegro Championships after 2 events, along side Euan Dawson (1798) who did not have a good night, and Paul Shafi (all Castlehill) on 7 points. (Full report and standings on TAFCA website link below)
It was a great night’s chess with a venue and chess club that can cope with over 50 players. The table cloths added a nice touch.
Two small notes of concern (a bit of a moan):
1: Perth once again had nobody playing and it`s their turn to host next month?
2: While 32 players was a good entry, one must cast back to the Newport night with 29 players, split evenly between the clubs. Castlehill had 7 players that night, which we increased to 21 players at our home venue (Fantastic!). That increase of 14 players only resulted in an extra 3 players on the night? So while good, it should have been a lot better. Moan over!
A big thank you to those that helped us put everything away at the end of the night. It made a big difference.
J.R.CHALMERS GRAND PRIX
Not only were points available for the TAFCA Allegro Championship, we also had points up for grabs for the J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix. Euan Dawson (Castlehill) leads the way on 12½ points, closely followed by Ray Flood (Dundee) on 9½ points. (see TAFCA Website for Standings and rules). Still a lot of points up for grabs. Defending champion, David Findlay (Dundee) is on 4 points and in equal 24th place.
Another successful nights chess at Castlehill Dundee. We live the chess dream and speaking of that…Once again congratulations to Andy Rowe!