TAFCA NEWS – CASTLEHILL HEAVEN!
Congratulations to Andre Babin, Richard Polaczek IM & Jan Barron-Majerik!
TAFCA ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 20-21
Thurs 22nd April 21 – 6th event – St.Andrews Uni
Oh what a night as a fantastic 39 players took part in the 6th and last TAFCA Allegro Championship Series, incorporating the St.Andrews Uni Allegro! That gives St.Andrews Uni the bragging rights of having the most players entered in a TAFCA Allegro event!
Congratulations to Castlehill`s Richard Polaczek IM (2354) on finishing in top spot with a perfect 5 out of 5 and being crowned the
TAFCA St.Andrews Allegro Champion 2021!
Well done sir!
There was a 4 way tie for 2nd place with Ed Spencer (2127), Gary Weir (1881) both Dundee and Andre Babin (1882) and Jan Barron-Majerik both Castlehill on 4 points A lot of hard matches so very close.
Castlehill Chess Club for the 6th time had more entries than everybody else on the night with 20 players taking part!
Total entries per Club (St.Andrews Uni)
2.St.Andrews Uni 9
5.Newport Knights 2
Total entries per Club (over the 6 events)
2.St.Andrews Uni 35
5.Newport Knights 22
This only goes to show Castlehill Chess Club Dundee are the biggest and most active chess club in this area and our players as always do us proud! Not only that but we are successful as well!
With that equal 2nd place finish for Andre Babin (Castlehill), it`s congratulations to Andre for being crowned;
“the TAFCA Allegro Overall Champion 2020-21!”
Andre has been the front runner from start to finish and has proved himself a very consistent player finishing on 22 points. Well played Andre and you could even afford to miss one of the allegros!
Runner-up this year is one of our new members, Richard Polaczek IM (2354) on 15 points, but having only played in three events! That is some achievement for only playing in three out of the 6 events! Third place went to Sam Gregory (Castlehill) on 13½ points
As the header said “Castlehill Heaven“!
TAFCA Allegro St.Andrews Standings on the night
1. Richard Polaczek IM 5 pts (St.Andrews Champion)
2=Ed Spencer/Gary Weir (Dundee), Andre Babin/Jan Barron-Majerik (Castlehill) 4 pts each
6th Wilf Wheatley (St.Andrews Uni) and Keith Rose (Castlehill) 3½
TAFCA Allegro Individual Winner`s (Congratulations)
- Newport Knights – Andre Babin (Castlehill) 5pts
- Perth – Ed Spencer (Dundee) & Sam Gregory (Castlehill) 4½pts
- Kirkcaldy – Andre Babin (Castlehill) 5pts
- Castlehill – Sam Gregory (Castlehill) 4½pts
- Dundee – Richard Polaczek IM (Castlehill) 5pts
- St.Andrews Uni – Richard Polaczek IM (Castlehill) 5pts
OVERALL TAFCA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES CHAMPION 2020-21
Champion: Andre Babin (Castlehill) 22 points
R/Up: Richard Polaczek IM (Castlehill) 15 points
Thank you to all the players who supported this event. I think it went very well and worked very, very well as on online event!
J.R.CHAMLERS GRAND PRIX MEMORIAL 2020-21
This was one of the tightest races in this event and at the end of the day two players could not be separated even in the final event to take place, the TAFCA Allegro Championship Series, St.Andrews Uni!
Congratulations to Castlehill Chess Club players, Andre Babin (1882) and Jan Barron-Majerik (1500) on becoming the J.R.Chamlers Grand Prix winners 2020-21! Both of you had a fantastic season. This is the second main title for Andre having won the TAFCA Allegro Championship Series this season (plus two individual titles!)!
Jan what can we say but “WOW”! Graded 1500 my elbow!
1st = Andre Babin & Jan Barron-Majerik (both Castlehill) 27 points
3rd= Richard Kynoch (Castlehill) & Ed Spencer (Dundee) 24 points
5th Wilf Wheatley (St.Andrews Uni) 21½ points
Thank you to everybody in the TAFCA Winter League 20-21. Better luck next time!
All that`s left to play is the end of the show, show TAFCA Team Battle on Thurs 29th April 21,7:30pm.
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