TAFCA Final Round-Up

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With thanks to Castlehill from whom we’ve borrowed and updated the following information. They’re provisional, dependent on errors, but likely accurate.

The final league tables tell the tale of a mixed TAFCA season for the club.

Division 1

#

Team

Pld

Won

Drn

Lost

Points

1

DUNDEE A

9

8

0

1

16

Champions

2

CASTLEHILL A

9

6

1

2

13

R/up

3

ST.ANDREWS A

9

6

0

3

12

4

CASTLEHILL B

9

5

1

3

11

5

CASTLEHILL D

9

4

1

4

9

6

CASTLEHILL C

9

3

2

4

8

7

CASTLEHILL F

9

3

1

5

7

8

CASTLEHILL E

9

2

2

5

6

9

DUNDEE B

9

2

1

6

5

Relegated

10

PERTH A

9

1

1

7

3

Relegated

A fine season for the A team, comfortably defending their title in the end, though some matches were scarier than others. With talent like Jacques Ophoff, David Findlay and Ed Spencer to draw on, they were always favourites and lived up to that billing, even if yours truly managed to blow their unbeaten record in the last match.

A big disappointment for the B team though. With the players available they really should never have been involved in a relegation tussle, but the results just didn’t come. Losing their first five matches, four of them by 2½-1½ shows it could have been very different. Relegation is a bit embarrassing, but…

Division 2

#

Pld

Won

Drn

Lost

Points

1

KIRKCALDY A

9

8

1

0

17   Champions

2

DUNDEE C

9

7

1

1

15  R/Up

3

KIRKCALDY B

9

5

1

3

11

4=

ST.ANDREWS D

9

3

4

2

10

4=

ST.ANDREWS B

9

5

0

4

10

4=

ST.ANDREWS C

9

4

2

3

10

7=

DUNDEE D

9

2

2

5

6

7=

CASTLEHILL H

9

2

2

5

6

9

DUNDEE E

9

1

1

7

3

10

CASTLEHILL G

9

0

2

7

2

The C team saved the B team’s bacon, as it’s likely both teams will stay where they are, being a bit impractical to have them swap divisions. Very nearly a title winning season, but unfortunately let down in a last round deciding match v Kirkcaldy A, losing by 2½-1½ including a defaulted game. Still a good season. Would have been nice to have three teams in the top division though!

A good performance too from the D and E teams. The main goal for these sides just now is to introduce new and provide not-so-new players with the delights of competitive chess. Play, enjoy and next season hopefully socialise.