C team Versus St Andrews C

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Dundee C took on a St Andrews team of previously unknown quality. Ungraded St Andrews players are almost always perilous! A depleted but, as quickly became clear, strong side. It was a tad strange that they were only able to field three players even 24 hours in advance, and the default proved crucial. Bruce found himself mugged in the opening by a well prepared opponent whose grade is clearly well understated. Ross found himself in a tough and uncompromising struggle where his command of the 7th rank finally proved decisive for an excellent win. My own game was an equally tough fight, where I recovered from a worse position to equalise. It was again a little surprising that my opponent should offer the half with his team 2-1 down, but certainly the game is drawn.

So a fine start to the C team campaign against a side that will be up there through the season I’m sure.

Newport Knights B  2.5 – 1.5  Dundee C

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The C team got off to a rocky start in our TAFCA campaign, with a disappointing loss to Newport Knights B. All seemed quite promising for a spell too. I won my game fairly quickly, Alan was under pressure but fighting, while Laurenziu and Robert were material ahead. Alan held firm for the draw, but Laurenziu and Robert let their advantage slip, and gradually succumbed to their opponents counter attacks. A setback considering our grading advantage, but not a fatal one as we play each other home and away this season, so time to repair the damage.

No carbon score sheets in Newport, and my game wasn’t particularly publishable! But thanks to our hosts, as gracious as ever.

Newport Knights B  2.5 – 1.5  Dundee C

  1. A Sneddon   1-0     L Archip
  2. R McLaren   0-1     R Flood
  3. A Wallace    0.5      A Woodcock
  4. A Pye           1-0      R Burnett