TAFCA w/e 18/11

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Three home matches on the same night stretched our resources a bit, but we got there. Just unfortunate that the postponements caught up on us, and we’re ‘suffering’ from the club night’s popularity these days, but it’s a suffering we’ll take all year long!

Division One 14/11

Bd Grade Dundee A (7) vs (5) Castlehill E Grade Comments
1  2257 Ophoff, Jacques (CM)  1  –  0 Wardlaw, Tom  1234 Home Win
2  2127 Spencer, Edwin A  1  –  0 Crocker, Adam  0 Home Win
3  1870 Cohen, Philip  1  –  0 Waugh, Norman  1160 Home Win
4  1795 Dawson, Alastair G  1  –  0 Mcleod, Robert  957 Home Win
4  –  0

This may have had the look of a cakewalk on paper, but as ever it was rather different over the board. I don’t think anyone was in danger of actually losing, but we were pushed all the way, and Jacques kept us for a late finish, if a comfortable win in the end.

Bd Grade Dundee B (8) vs (4) Castlehill D Grade Comments
1  1689 Emery, Keith  0  –  1 Banerjee, Subhayu  1444 Away Win
2  1660 Crofts, Joshua  1  –  0 Westhead, Billy  0 Home Win
3  1560 Robertson, I Gordon  ½  –  ½ Young, Colin  1394 Draw
4  0 Feuchter, Camillo  0  –  1 Atkins, Graham  1352 Away Win
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Something of a setback for our understrength B team, but shows Castlehill’s strength in depth, and their players here are better than their grades. Camillo was thrown in at the deep end against old stager Graham, but a good win for Josh, while Colin and Subhayu performed up to their strengths to secure the points.

 

Division Two 14/11

Bd Grade Dundee C (1) vs (8) St.Andrew Uni C Grade Comments
1  1540 Anderson, James  1  –  0 Brittain, Adam  1150 Home Win
2  1475 Flood, Raymond  0  –  1 Lee, Kevin  0 Away Win
3  1430 Wallace, Bruce  1  –  0 Musafir, Arjan  0 Home Win
4  1337 Burnett, Robert  1  –  0 Bray, Nathan  0 Home Win
3  –  1

An excellent result for the C team, against a very underrated St Andrews side. Adam is considerably better than 1150! and the rest of the team also performed like experienced players. Not a lot I can say about my game, other than that my opponent simply overwhelmed me in impressive fashion, or maybe everyone just seems too strong to me these days.

 

Division One 17/11

Bd Grade St.Andrews Uni A (9) vs (8) Dundee B Grade Comments
1  2118 Gray, Euan  1  –  0 Bremner, Ross  1790 Home Win
2  1699 Ridge, Benjamin  1  –  0 Crofts, Joshua  1660 Home Win
3  0 Thiel, Jan M  0  –  1 Robertson, John  1562 Away Win
4  0 Kings, Alexandre  1  –  0 Anderson, James  1540 Home Win
3  –  1

As will be a feature of the return to OTB play, I unfortunately have no details of this match, other than it’s great to see a winning return for captain John Robertson after a long absence. It’s perhaps a not unexpected result against what looks a very strong St Andrews pool.