TAFCA RESULTS – CASTLEHILL
Well a busy couple of days for Castlehill!
On Monday 28th Oct Castlehill A played Perth A in Perth. It was an eventful night to say the least and our “A” team did have chances to take something from the match! But alas it was congratulations to Perth A as the match ended 3-1 to Perth A.
1.Andre Babin (1865) lost to Martin Gourley (1904)
2.Robert Jackson (1573) lost to David Hall (1682)
3.Andy Rowe (1536) lost to Andrew Sutherland (1572)
4.Ray Noble (1536) beat Michael Roth (1504)
Ray was losing but under pressure Michael moved the wrong rook and checkmate in one for Ray! No “A” team player was hurt in this mauling while the “B” team player helping the “A” team out got the win! Ray had 5 pints and it was the non-drinker that made the error!
Tuesday 29th October we had two Castlehill teams in action at Dundee Chess Club.
Dundee A 4, Castlehill B 0
It was a lot closer than the result looks with Ed Walton (1429) on board 4 giving Alastair Dawson (1806) a hard game before going down. On board 3 Subhayu Banerjee (1483) was outclassed by Ed Spencer (2025) but gave it a shot!
Things were a lot closer on the top two boards with Keith Rose (1539) having a great game against Stephen Hogg (.2064) At this level, it`s all about small margins and in the end Stephen held his nerve and took the honours, but so close for Keith.
Now on board 1 was the Dundee mega star, David Findlay (2109) flexing his muscles against none other than… yea Ray Noble (1536)! (Ray v Goliath? ) It was the last match to finish and Ray lost on time! He had chances to win or even draw, but in the end class prevailed and David (no surprise) took the point!
David had just played 37………RxBd2?!
If only Ray had played 38 R x h7!! Instead of gxh7+!?
So close for a famous result for Ray, but so far in the end!
Better luck for Castlehill D in division two as they won 2½ – 1½ against Dundee C. Fantastic result for Castlehill D against Dundee C.
1.Gordon Thomas (1331)lost to Laurenziu Archip (1529)
2.Cameron Wilson (1323) beat Ray Flood (1509)!
3.Graham Atkins (1279) drew with Alan Woodcock (1383)
4.Innes Ford (1164) beat Robert Burnett (1374)!
It`s not finished yet as Thursday 31st October see`s 3 Castlehill teams at home!
Div 1: Castlehill C v Kirkcaldy B
Div 2: Castlehill E v Dundee D
Div 3: Castlehill F v St.Andrews Uni B