TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE MATCH REPORT
Thurs 8th Oct 20 – 7:30pm
Castlehill Armadillo`s 3, Dundee Allosaurus` 1
What a result by Castlehill Armadillo`s against the strongest side grading wise in the first division! What a way to finish of their campaign and the last match of this league!
Board One: Jacques Ophoff (2253) 1, Declan Shafi (2141) 0
This was the big match of the night and worth the watching. Declan was holding his own if not better during parts of the match. But under a bit of pressure from his stronger opponent, Jacques, Declan lost his Rook to a check fork and it was goodnight from, him, and a good night from him as well! Unlucky Declan.
Board Two: Graham Mooney (1866) ½, David Findlay ½
One might say a typical result with a match involving David Findlay, but given the grade difference, this was a great result by Graham! Indeed you might say a win, win! Well played Graham.
Board Three: Stephen Hogg (2064) 0, Andre Babin (1865) 1
This was a fantastic result by Andre against one of the most consistent players in the Dundee team, Some game to watch as it unfolded as well especially when Stephen still had his queen, while André’s was reported missing! Andre you’re a machine!
Board Four: Robert Jackson (1573) 1, Ed Spencer (2025) 0
Along with André’s result, this was the shock of the night! Ed was putting a lot of pressure on Robert, but to be fair, Robert was soaking it up and in all the furlough, Robert managed to trap Ed`s queen! Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Robert you were either very lucky, or you are a good con artist? In the USA you would be the original American flim, flam man (Does anybody remember this?)!
This shock result put Castlehill Armadillo`s on the same points as Dundee Allosaurus`, both in 2nd place on 10 points. In this situation the tie-break system is activated and the first criteria is the “Head to Head” result which of course went to Armadillo`s who finished runners-up to champions, St.Andrews Fun Team A! Dundee Allosaurus` finished third after leading for 11 weeks! (14 weeks in total!).
So not a bad return from this TAFCA trial online league for Castlehill Chess Club Dundee!
Division 1: R/up: Castlehill Armadillo`s; 4th and best “B” team in the division, Castlehill Bandicoot`s!
Division Two: Champions Castlehill Cobra`s! R/up Castlehill Dragons!
What can be said?
Wunderbar!, Wunderbar Castlehill!
Wonderful, wonderful Castlehill!
So good we said it twice!
That is the TAFCA League Online Trial over with apart from the
“End of the show, show” finale!
The TAFCA Individual Quick-Play Championship takes place this Monday 12th October 20, at 7:30pm.
All Castlehill players that took part in this league campaign can take part. Indeed we at Castlehill want you all to put your hat into the ring and take home the title and the most players entered from a club!
For all the results, standings, new reports and games, please visit the TAFCA website.