An important TAFCA match and the start of the 3rd Round of the Club Championship were just part of the fare on the menu at the club last night.

We also had a visit from a gentleman bearing a historic trophy. The Scotsman Scottish Schools Chess Championship trophy dating back to the 1960s was presented to us from its hibernation at St Saviours, the last winners of the trophy in the late 70s. This (the latter years!) is where I grew up in chess, though we have a few members who can remember the older era! It’s such a shame that the infrastructure no longer exists in schools chess – it’s where Dundee produced Grandmasters like Paul Motwani and Colin McNab. We are always trying to get something similar back on track, and meanwhile Ed is going to attempt to bring the old trophy back to something of its former glory.

Meanwhile…

TAFCA Division 2

Dundee D  0-4  Castlehill D

N Carroll (948)  0-1  G Thomas (1331)

M Whisson (948)  0-1  C Wilson (1323)

H Meadows (840)  0-1  G Atkins (1279)

P Gibson (815)  0-1  I Ford (1164)

Norrie’s heavily outrated D Team went down as would have been anticipated to Cameron’s side which have been very impressive this season, and are on course for promotion at least, with this win taking them back into 1st place with games in hand.

Club Championship

A Woodcock (1383)  0-1  A Borwell (1836)

C Sim  0-1  L Archip (1529)

Time a big factor in both these games. Christine was holding her own but running desperately short of time as ever, and made a fatal slip in the final throes.  She sportingly resigned her lost position before her flag fell.

The two Alans served up a heavy positional struggle, with Alan W giving his illustrious opponent a lot of food for thought, but taking a long time to do it! Alan B takes up the story, with thanks.

“Quick look at game – early part was quite good by both players but end was poor with time being determining factor  – Alan”