FOUR NATIONS CHESS LEAGUE – ONLINE (4ncl) – Report: 26/08/20
Castlehill Chess Club and Dundee Chess Club has joined forces again under the banner, Dundee City teams to enter the 4ncl and the junior 4ncl.
The Junior 4ncl started on Thursday 20th August 2020, 6pm and we have one team entered. (Dundee City Juniors).The juniors 4ncl have four divisions with Dundee City in division three. There will be 7 rounds, plus a semi-final and final and the matches will be played every two weeks.
Four players from each side make up the match with each player playing each other twice (white & black), time control: 10 minutes+5 seconds increments.
Thurs 20th Aug 20: 6pm – Round 1
Dundee City Juniors 5, Border Bandits 3
What a fantastic start by our juniors against a team graded on average higher than ours!
Rishi Vijayakumar J9 (1002) on board one lead by example, winning both his matches against a 1442! Ramit Kanodia J13 (900) ably supported Rishi by also winning both of his matches making them a very strong board 1 & 2!
On board 3, Alexander Barron-Majerik J9 (221) found it tough against his (768) opponent as you would, and lost both matches. But on board 4, Haoqi Liu J9 (200) provided the shock result against his (653) opponent, by winning one of his matches and hand the match to Dundee City Juniors!
Well played everyone and what a start! Rishi and Ramit are the backbone of the side, but will need help from the rest of the team to get winning results and boy this time it was Haoqi`s moment!
Keep it going lads, we at Castlehill CC & Dundee CC are right behind you all!
Round 2 will be on Thurs 3rd Sept 20.
The adults started on Tues 25th Aug 20, at 7:30pm, time control: 45 minutes+15 seconds increments. Four boards, 1 match each.
Tues 25th Aug 20
Div 1: Gonzaga B Sharp ½, Dundee City A 3½
Wins for Jacques Ophoff (2257); Edwin Spencer (2097) & Stephen Hogg (2008). Declan Shafi (2166) drew his match.
Div 6: Dundee City B 3½, Wolf Pack ½
Wins for Graham Mooney (1896); Sam Gregory (1861) & Andre Babin (1833) Euan Dawson (1816) drew his match (What a squad!)
What a start by both adult teams winning by the same score lines! I have to say a very impressive performance from both our juniors and adults on day one!!
The next round for the adults is Tues 8th Sept 20, 7:30pm.
Come on give them your support and take a look the next time they play again.
For all the results, tables and games, please visit the 4ncl website.