(photo Jean Chalmers)
Perhaps our most ambitious club night in a match sense as we had four TAFCA matches to contend with on the evening. We managed, in an organising sense at least, though the results were perhaps a little mixed.
Dundee A 4-0 Castlehill B
D Findlay (2109) 1-0 R Noble (1536)
S Hogg (2064) 1-0 K Rose (1529)
E Spencer (2025) 1-0 S Banerjee (1483)
A Dawson (1806) 1-0 E Walton (1429)
As so often, the scoreline doesn’t reflect the closeness of the contest. Ed continued his fine form with a comfortable win over Subhayu, but the games on boards 2 and 4 were tough struggles before the higher rated player prevailed. Special praise to Ray Noble who pushed his illustrious opponent all the way before losing on time in a still unclear finish. It’s almost unknown for Ray to lose on time, but shows that he put everything into the game and came close to a spectacular result.
Dundee B 1.5-2.5 Kirkcaldy A
F Stevenson (1647) 0.5 R Kynoch (1827)
J Anderson (1611) 0-1 S Blyth (1595)
G Roberston (1554) 1-0 S Subramanian
N Carroll (948) 0-1 P Anderson
After a late call-off the B team drafted Norrie into their line-up and suffered a disappointing loss despite Frank’s good result against Russell. Could have been better but despite his pressure, he couldn’t quite convert his pawn advantage to a win in the ending. Jim bit the dust to Stuart’s Dutch, and Gordon made it a Double Dutch (sorry) with a nice win over Shiva.
Dundee C 1.5-2.5 Castlehill D
L Archip (1529) 1-0 G Thomas (1331)
R Flood (1509) 0-1 C Wilson (1323)
A Woodcock (1383) 0.5 G Atkins (1279)
R Burnett (1374) 0-1 I Ford (1164)
The C team again lost when grading-wise we may have expected better. Laurenziu did his job comfortably on board 1 continuing his excellent Congress form. Alan held for a draw with Graham who has been in good form lately. Robert would be disappointed with his game, and for mine, Cameron played very well, but I just missed so much. Getting old!
Dundee E 1-3 Kirkcaldy C
P Gibson (815) 0-1 S Deas (1037)
S McKenzie (530) 0-1 A Wood (1028)
C Sim 1-D
M Wang 0-1 J Christie
Our E team lost to an experienced Kirkcaldy C in a match which went much as expected, aside from one of Kirkcaldy players unexpectedly not arriving! Young Max made his competitive debut for us and played well if a little wayward as is to be expected. As he gains experience, he will do well.