CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 12th March 2020
Busy night but nothing new there! We had two TAFCA matches at home and one away to St.Andrews Uni! There was also a Random Knockout 1st round match and a lot of skittle games and junior shenanigans!
Div 1: Castlehill B v Kirkacldy B
Kirkcaldy B are already relegated, but Castlehill B still needed to avoid a 4-0 defeat to negate possible relegation! It was a lot harder than the form book would suggest and Kirkcaldy B despite already being relegated battled hard right to the end.
Castlehill B were helped by the fact Kirkcaldy B only had 3 players! A bit of an own goal and Fergus Milne got the night off!
Castlehill B 1, Kirkcaldy B 0
The board 3 match was the first to finish with Keith Rose proving too strong for newbie Paul Anderson. That gave Castlehill B the match draw at least and safe from relegation.
Castlehill B 2, Kirkcaldy B 0
Next off was the board 2 match and it went Castlehill`s way with Jan Barron-Majerik getting the better of the very experienced and tricky player Peter Selbie! That secured the win for Castlehill B and in the end a comfortable finish in division one!
Castlehill B 3, Kirkcaldy B 0
On the top board Ray Noble was under the cosh from Kirkcaldy’s Shiva Subramanian! Playing with black, Ray tried his new opening again, but got into a spot of bother! While he may not have played his best, all credit to Shiva as he found all the right moves. But he was struggling to finish Ray off and his time was close to running out as Ray using all his experience made Shiva work up a sweat trying to find the killer move to end the game! In the end Ray resigned with Shiva deservedly getting the win as he was the better player on the night! I see a bright future for Shiva, but Ray would say that!
Castlehill B 2, Kirkcaldy B 1
Well that ends both teams TAFCA campaigns! Kirkcaldy B will need to fight it out next year in division two, while Castlehill B live to fight another season in division one!
That just leaves Castlehill C and Dundee B to make their move for safety. Kirkcaldy A can only watch and wait to see what unfolds as they have finished their season and it`s out of their hands! But they have the points on the board and the others have to do something about that!
The important matches left are:
Newport Knights A v Castlehill C
Castlehill A v Dundee B
- If Dundee B lose to Castlehill A (½-3½) and Castlehill C lose to Newport A (½-3½), then Castlehill C & Kirkcaldy B are relegated!
- If Dundee B draw with Castlehill A and Castlehill C beat Newport Knights A, then again both Kirkcaldy teams are relegated!
- If Dundee B lose and Castlehill C draw, then Dundee B join Kirkcaldy B for relegation!
- There are more scenarios than that including if certain teams tie on match points and board points!
Div 3 : Castlehill F 4, St.Andrews Uni 0
Unfortunately a no show from St.Andrews Uni C
Result – round 1
Cameron Wilson (1323) 0, Ray Flood (1509) 1
Have no info on the match, but given Ray`s resent form, it was a good result against the in form Cameron Wilson!
Well that`s it until next week! Take care out there!