TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE – Match Report
Div 1 – Thurs 13th Aug 20; 7:30pm
Two TAFCA matches involving Castlehill teams tonight, and what a night for both of them!
Div 1: Castlehill Armadillo`s 2 – 2 Perth Raiders
Another draw for the Armadillo`s as Perth Raiders put then through the mill in more ways than one!
Board 3: Disappointing as the Perth Player forgot all about the match, until it was too late, and Andre Babin (1865) took the points for the Armadillo`s. He would have preferred to play, but that`s life! It was a shame also for the Perth player as he wanted to play and was gutted and very apologetic about it.
Castlehill Armadillo`s 1 – 0 Perth Raiders
Board 4: Perth`s Tom Wardlaw (1174) got Perth Raiders back into the match with a scintillating performance against Robert Jackson (1574) who did not have the answers to overcome him this time.
Castlehill Armadillo`s 1 – 1 Perth Raiders
Board 2: Graham Mooney (1866) had a bit of a wait as Perth`s Ian Washington (1423) had internet problems and could not log on! Graham wanted to play, so waited and eventually got his game as Ian managed to log on! But Graham having “NOT” taken the points by default was treading a dangerous dance with his opponent and was in danger of giving Ian the game! In the end, Graham showed why he is on second board in our “A” team with a “Cool Hand Luke” performance worthy of the great Paul Newman, not that I would call Graham a “Hustler”! Phew!
Castlehill Armadillo`s 2 – 1 Perth Raiders
Board 1: The big news was David Hall (1682) turning back the hands of time with a unbelievable performance against Declan Shafi (2141) on board one. It was like watching David play in his hay day and he got his just rewards as Declan lost for the second time in a row in the TAFCA league! I can`t remember the last time that happened, but big thumbs up to David! I guess it will go down as a “Hall” of fame moment as David took down Goliath!
Castlehill Armadillo`s 2 – 2 Perth Raiders
Well played both teams but especially Perth Raiders who deservedly got the draw! Armadillo`s will be a bit disappointed as it’s the 2nd point they have dropped so far which will make winning the league a lot harder! Still a long way to go and you never know what can happen!
Div 1: St.Andrews Fun Team A 2 – 2 Castlehill Bandicoot’s
St.Andrews Fun Team A were the favourites, but our Bandicoot’s are no pushovers!
Board 4: Euan Murray (1500)est was out played for the 2nd TAFCA league in a row, this time by Koti Jaddu (1395). It happens and you can lose a bit of confidence, but knowing Euan he will bounce back and get back to winning ways! Well played Koti and first blood to St.Andrews!
St.Andrews Fun Team A 1 – 0 Castlehill Bandicoot`s
Board 1: Michael Dugdale (1537) was up against the Fun Team A giant killer, Sam Herring (1938) who beat Declan Shafi in his last match! Sam just carried on where he left off in his last match and Michael had no answers!
St.Andrews Fun Team A 2 – 0 Castlehill Bandicoot`s
Board 3: This match was a tight affair, but Paul Shafi (1520) who has been in great form of late, pulled out all his experience (and rub of luck), and managed to take the game from Stuart Burrell (1399) to give Castlehill a life line for a draw.
St.Andrews Fun Team A 2 – 1 Castlehill Bandicoot`s
Board 2: There is always one game that is the highlight of the match and this one had it all! Keith Rose (1529) playing his first TAFCA Online League match for the Bandicoot`s, used all his vast, vast, vast, vast experience to try and win this game. His opponent, Alexandre Kings (1500) est was up for the battle and started fine and was holding an advantage as white until move 40 when things seemed to change in favour of Keith. Indeed Keith started to gain a big advantage, only for Alexandre to find what looked like a perpetual?
51.Qh7+ Keith played Kf4? mistake, White should have played Qxh4, but instead played 52.Qh6+? which allowed Keith to find the right moves …Kf5 53. Qh7+ Kg5! and Black is winning with a mate!,
Brilliant game Keith! Thanks to Keith, the Bandicoot’s get an unexpected draw and a bonus point in the league!
St.Andrews Fun Team A 2 – 2 Castlehill Bandicoot`s
Great result for Bandicoot`s, not so great for Armadillo`s, but a lot better than a loss!