CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 26th Oct 17
we need a bigger room! 42 players down, 16 of them juniors, 1 TAFCA match, 2 Club Championship matches, Junior Championship on, plus the ladder (Two groups!) and some possible new members to boot! I need my bed, and some ear plugs!
But we are still looking for more chess players because that is what we do play and teach chess and we are very good at it as well. Not to mention the banter!
Castlehill B 1, Castlehill A 3
Our “A” team started their league campaign off with a good win against our tricky “B” team. There were some seriously good games on, especially Paul Shafi v Dariusz Kosznik!
Ben Volland J14 (1706) was our “B” teams only winner, but what a win against the higher graded Lloyd Hughes (1831). Declan Shafi J17 (2023) is finding it harder to beat Euan Dawson J16 (1727), but still has the edge over him! A good match by both teams in what is a very hard 1st division.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017-18
Gordon Thomas (1343) 0, Andy Rowe (1574) 1
Rose (1539) 1, Graham Atkins (1317) 0
No shocks only good starts by the higher seeded players against tricky opponents.
We had 10 players in the ladder with the top section having 4 players, while the other one had 6 players.
GROUP ONE STANDINGS (3 matches each)
1st Agnijo Banerjee J17 (1380) 3 pts
2nd Subhayu Banerjee (1378) 2 pts
3rd Ray Noble (1548) 1 pt
4th Colin Young (1396) zero pts
Agnijo was in hot form tonight taking on all opponents, even his dad and winning! Well played son. But dad, Subhayu was not to be out done taking 2nd place on the night with some fine attacking chess.
GROUP TWO STANDINGS (3 matches each)
1st= Ettore Rota (1200)est & Innis Ford (UG) 3 pts each
3rd Scot McKenzie (473) 2 pts
4th Josh Cargill (UG) 1 pt
5th= Dean Miller (UG) & Baillie Armstrong(UG) Zero pts.
Ettore & Innis who never played each other were both in good nick on the night. Indeed Innis is looking a good new prospect for Castlehill. Scot McKenzie (473) wants to play more to improve his standard and I have a feeling he just might do that! Dean Miller has had a good run in the ladder, but tonight hit a brick wall! Now we will find out what he is made of come the next ladder!
JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017-18
Last week it was Ramit Kanodia J10 who stole the show. This week he did lose a game! Only one mind you, but it was still a surprise loss. Who did he lose to? The top player on the night Krish Akula J10 who won all of his 6 matches! His brother Rishabh J12, who for some reason did not play Krish, was also undefeated on the night with 4 wins. We had 9 juniors playing in the junior championships, and 22 matches played on the night. It seems to be working well!
All in all another busy and successful night at the best chess club this side of the Perth Road, “CASTLEHILL DUNDEE!”
Next week same again!