4NCL (Nations Chess League)
Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club and Dundee Chess Club.
Tuesday 6th April 21 – 7:30pm
Division One – Group D
Dundee City A 1½, St.Benildus A 2½
This was a very tight game which any three results (win; draw or loss) were possible for both sides. This time it went against us with three of the matches drawing, and Dundee City losing board two. Close but it`s a hard group and the double edged matches have gone against us a little bit. Congratulations to St.Benildus A who were deserved winners!
Dundee City A sit in 6th place on 4 points with one match left. Survival is the only option left!
Division Five – Group D
Stroud Middles 2, Dundee City B 2
Congratulations to Dundee City B who have done enough to be promoted to division four after this draw! While that`s great news, the draw has left us work still to do to win the group and reach the semi-final stages to try and be promoted as champions! The good news is it is all in their own hand as they lead second placed “Broadland Falco Duboisi” by one point, so a win and the semi-finals it is! A draw and it gets messy depending on other results! Our round 7 opponents are Shropshire 4 who are more than capable of beating Dundee City B, but did loss their last match to Broadland`s 4 – 0!
Well played to all Dundee City B team players for getting promoted. Fingers crossed for your round 7 match in two weeks time!
Division Seven – Swiss
Dundee City C (0 – 4) Oxford 4
Boy Dundee City C was up against it in this match against the Oxford 4! Out graded, out gunned but not completely out played! Add in a mouse slip and lady luck and the score line could be misleading! On the other hand Oxford 4 was the better side and deserved winners who passed their test with honours! Dundee City C sit 24th in the table on 7 pts.
The last qualifying round for divisions 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 is in two weeks time on Tues 20th April 21. Division 7 will finish on the 20th April. The teams that make the semi-finals will play on Tues 4th May. Hopefully Dundee B will be one of them. May the force be with them!
For all the results, standings and games, please click the link below.