CLUB REPORT: Thurs 30th November 2017
Well another busy night at Castlehill with 28+ players down for a game of chess!
TAFCA – Div 1
Castlehill A 4, Castlehill C 0
The “A” team won with only one “A” team player in it! It was a struggle getting a team together for one reason or another, but the players that stepped in did the business against an almost full strength “C” team. The “C” team did have to find a 4th player on the night and Innis Ford (Newbie!) found it tough against the experienced Graham Atkins on board 4 for the “A” team. (Graham what are you doing in the “A” team?). In the end despite the “A” team playing with 3 blacks (Players got mixed up, but that is their problem!), they won comfortably to keep their hopes alive for a crack at the league title!
|#||Castlehill A||Castlehill C|
|1||D.Kosznik (1734)||1 – 0||A.Rowe (1574)|
|2||R.Jackson (1600)||1 – 0||C.Nicol (1539)|
|3||P.Shafi (1584)||1 – 0||R.Morris (1531)|
|4||G.Atkins (1317)||1 – 0||I.Ford (UG)|
Round 2 matches
Subhayu Banerjee (1359) 0 – 1 Alastair Dawson (1728)
Siddarth Sripada J15 (UG) 0 – 1 Ray Noble (1398)
Sneha Sripada J12 (UG) 0 – 1 Dean Miller (UG)
The game of the night was Sneha`s match against Dean. Sneha played really well against a very nervous Dean to find herself in a winning position with a mating net of Queen, Rook & Bishop. The only problem was, Sneha did not see this and started to lose her way until she blundered her Queen away! Dean did win the match after that, but felt a bit guilty about it. It’s a learning curve for both of them. Dean needs to conquer his nerves in over the board chess, while Sneha will take a lot out of the match because of the way she played. She is just too polite and needs to find that ruthless killer instinct in chess terms only of course!
JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
##Breaking News## Haoqi Zhang J6 wins his first match in the junior club championship! He managed to beat Ansh Pavan J7 to get his first points on the board. Great to see the delight on his face after the match!
But the night belonged to Anish Chaudhuri J11 who not only won all of his 5 matches played, but in the process beat the current leader of the championships Ramit Kanodia J10 for the first time! Ramit still leads after getting 4 out of 5. Ananya Sanu J11 also had a good night with two wins, one against her brother Arya J9 to claim the bragging rights! The Junior Championships are now running well with all the juniors organising the matches and putting the scores in themselves!
Phew this is hard work with so much going on at our chess club. Still it’s worth it when you see the effort and enjoyment in all the adults and juniors.