TAFCA MATCH REPORT
Tues 6th Oct 20: 7:30pm
Dundee Brachiosaurus` 1, Castlehill Bandicoot`s 3
Congratulations to our Bandicoot`s for finishing the top “B” team in division one! Yes this battle was about three things;
- The battle of the two best “B” teams in division one.
- Castlehill CC v Dundee CC (Top dog and bragging rights!)
- Finishing in third place (dependant on Armadillo`s match on Thurs!)
It did not start well for our Bandicoot`s as top board Michael Dugdale (1537) was a no show against Alastair Dawson (1806) who won by default. All is well with Michael; he just got mixed up with the date of the match. Apologies to Alastair, for not getting a game.
Brachiosaurus` 1, Bandicoot’s 0
Board 4: This was a tough battle for both players who were evenly matched in all departments. In the end Euan Murray (1500)est took the honours with a nice finish against Ray Flood (1509).
Brachiosaurus` 1, Bandicoot’s 1
Board 2: This was a battle of old foes who have meet many times over the chess board and now it seems on the virtual chess board as well! Both Jim Anderson (1611) and Andy Rowe (1536) have a lot of experience and know each others play very well. Jim over the years has had a slight edge over Andy (sorry Andy?). The match was played along familiar lines, but inexplicably Jim over looked some thing (miscalculated?) and lost a piece and effectively the game.
25.Nb4 was the right move, but Jim played 25.Bxd6?? Rxd6, then compounded it with a 2nd bad move 26.Ne5??
(Senior moment maybe?)
He played on for a while, but then as if he had just noticed for the first time he was a piece down, Jim resigned!
Brachiosaurus` 1, Bandicoot’s 2
Board 3: Paul Shafi (1520) and John Robertson Jnr (1546) decided it seems to make sure this match was more of a marathon than a sprint! In the end Paul had a big advantage, but John was not making it easy for Paul and one wrong move by Paul could have seen all his good work undone! In Paul we trust and we were rewarded as Paul closed the game out to give Castlehill Bandicoot`s the match!
Brachiosaurus` 1, Bandicoot’s 3
Great result against a team that had beat Perth A 4-0 in therir last game! We are officially the top “B “team in division One and at present sit in third place behind Dundee Allosaurus` and St.Andrews Fun Team A. Our “A” team, Castlehill Armadillo`s play on Thurs 8th Oct against Dundee Allosaurus`.
For all the results, tables and games, please visit the the TAFCA website.