Newport Knights B 4-0 Dundee E
D Cairns 1391 1-0 H Meadows 870
S Finnie 1340 1-0 P Gibson 817
A Sneddon 1335 1-0 S Mckenzie 556
A Wallace 1074 1-0 M Wang 460
Doubt our lads could have expected much out of this encounter. They fought the good fight but were outplayed by their much more experienced opponents. Scott made Angus work harder for his win than he’d have anticipated, but the game and ending were always lost.
But the purpose of the E team is to blood new players, young and not-so, and for everyone to enjoy some competitive chess. Hopefully that’s the case, and the team will face easier opposition in the season.
Games will appear here later http://tafca.co.uk/winter-league/
A Woodcock 1343 ½-½ P Anderson 1325
T Rosazza 1220 0-1 E Henderson 1282
A Kennan 1200(e) 1-0 P Selbie 1263
M Whisson 1038 ½-½ B Geddes 1189
As close and tense as the gradings pointed to. Thibault’s ambitious sacrificial attack wasn’t quite sound, but as both players mishandled the complications, it could have been OK. But further pressing was too much and Euan took the point. Max defended well from a two pawn deficit, and a few slips by Bruce secured the half. Alan was his usual solid self to split the point with Paul, but Andy had every reason to be pleased with his enterprising play that led the experienced Peter astray and rescued the match draw.
Well done to the D team in getting on the scores board against a good side. All games will be on the TAFCA website soon http://tafca.co.uk/winter-league/