CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 18th Jan 18
What a turnout again with 38 players down. It was a bit hectic with several Club Championship matches on, plus two TAFCA Knockout matches as well. Mind you the TAFCA Knockout matches did not all go to plan! Even after all this time, we are still learning that there is always a banana skin waiting to help you fall!
JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
5 juniors took part tonight and both Ramit Kanodia J10 & Anish Chaudhuri J11 finished unbeaten on the night with 3 out of 3!
Anish finally managed to get a win against Krish Akula J10! Indeed Ramit & Anish were the only winners on the night, but somehow managed to avoid each other? Mmm…
STANDINGS ON NIGHT
1st=: Ramit Kanodia J10 (725) & Anish Chaudhuri J11 3 Pts
3rd= Krish Akula J10; Arya Sanu J9 & Ananya Sanu J11 Nil points!
Ramit leads in the overall standings, but Anish moves past Krish into 2nd place! Last week Krish was top dog, this week, he is was lost in space!
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Rd3
Roy Morris 1, Siddarth Sripada J 15 0
Rishabh Akula J12 0. Fergus Milne 1
Gordon Thomas 1, Sneha Sripada J12 0
The juniors put up a good fight, but in the end experience won the day! A big thank you to all the players who went through their games with their opponents. It all helps in their development.
Castlehill C 4½, Castlehill B 3½
Great result for our “C” team. Andy Rowe on top board finished “one all” with his higher graded club mate Lloyd Hughes, while on board two Craig Nicol was the hero of the night wining 1½ – ½ against Euan Dawson! On board 3 Ray Noble & Paul Shafi served up a chess match they would both be happy to forget! Top quality? Well I suppose it depends on your definition of quality! Anyway Paul should have won the first one but miscalculated and lost, in the second match Paul again made an error and was getting spanked when out of the blue Ray decides to self destruct in spectacular fashion and it finished all square. Luckily for Ray it did not matter in the end! On board four John Lynch for the “C” team found himself in the most unusual position of having less time than his opponent Dean Miller! First match was a rat-a-tat, Speedy Gonzales affair with John taking the game, only for Dean to hit back and win the next. The pressure was on our “B” team as they had to win! A draw on tie-break meant they would lose in that event. Castlehill C now meet Castlehill E in the Semi-finals after they had a walk-over against our “A” team due to last minute selection problems. Just one of those things on the night and one for the committee to look into.
Once again a big thank you to all players down on the night and lets make it a date for next week for the Club Championship round 3 match night. Boy is it going to be a busy one again!