For round 2 draw click here.
Find round 1 games here.
Find round 1 games here.
The time control is 45min +15sec per move. The white player must start the game.
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/
It’s been a long and very difficult period for everyone, some much more than others of course. Hopefully everyone is well and keeping safe.
Chess may seem a bit trivial by comparison to what’s happening in the world now, but everyone needs a break from the new routine, and chess is what we love, so some great people are doing all they can to ensure we can continue with our hobby/career/way of life/addiction in as near normal a fashion as possible!
The recently ended TAFCA Summer trial league proved a big success with huge thanks to the organisers. And so we move into the full-blown regular TAFCA season, online for the first time. It’s chess life – not as we know it perhaps, but still fun and will keep us going till we meet again. We appreciate it’s not to everyone’s taste, but it’s all we have for the forseeable future, and we hope to have as close to a regular club season as we can.
Most of the events will be played on Lichess (lichess.org) which is an excellent platform for hosting everything. You will need an account on Lichess, but it’s completely free. You will need to join a couple of ‘teams’ – Dundee Chess Club and TAFCA League Online. All pretty straightforward, but email Jim – email@example.com or text 07703735350 if you have any problems. A couple of links below will tell you all you need to know.
Dundee teams and captains etc for new season.
player pnum grade lichess handle email
A Team – captain Alan Borwell
Jacques Ophoff 29574 2257 realpioneer firstname.lastname@example.org
David Findlay 3919 2150 finlidor email@example.com
Ed Spencer 6072 2127 hedgehog110 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Hogg 4365 2027 doash email@example.com
Gary Weir 6434 1881 Gary.firstname.lastname@example.org
B Team – captain John Robertson
Alan Borwell 3239 1842 alibor email@example.com
Alastair Dawson 13697 1800 Terrydactil firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Stevenson 6107 1624 Paco1960 email@example.com
John Robertson 6807 1562 LocheeShuffle firstname.lastname@example.org
C Team – captain Ray Flood
James Anderson 3051 1540 chessmad501 email@example.com
Ray Flood 3951 1475 AlfyDoor firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce Wallace 7607 1430 Bruciebaby email@example.com
George G Burton 7491 1350 WeeGeorgie firstname.lastname@example.org
D Team – captain Thibault Rosazza
Alan R Woodcock 6533 1343 email@example.com
Thibault Rosazza 29391 1220 Pirneote firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Kennan 29412 1200 AndyK22
Max Whisson 27745 1038 Maximilian_Whisson email@example.com
E Team – captain Jim Anderson
Jean Chalmers 3475 1005 TheDuchess1 firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Sim 18987 998 email@example.com
Norrie Carroll 28213 917 Tiggy11 firstname.lastname@example.org
Henri Meadows 27916 870 HJMeadows email@example.com
Peter Gibson 28212 817 PeterGib firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott McKenzie 26931 556 macoinneach email@example.com
Max Wang 28556 460 fairtugboat firstname.lastname@example.org
There will of course be club championships and hopefully other activities to keep us all active as a club. Everything will be reported and everyone will be kept in the loop. Stay tuned to the site and Facebook. Take Care everyone.
Due to the current COVID situation we cannot play over the board chess at St Peters as the church is closed for now. However we have been playing online league chess and intend to have an online winter tournament. If anyone is interested please contact Jean Chalmers on 07944221925 or Jim Anderson on 07703735350 for more information.
Last night saw the first of the New TAFCA Online League take place. We have 4 teams in this competition 2 in div 1 and 2 in div 2. Last night saw 2 of them play each other, Dundee Centrosaurus` v Dundee Datousaurus`. This was a hard fought contest with the Centrosaurus’ coming out on top. Final result was Dundee Centrosaurus` 2½ – 1½ Dundee Datousaurus`. Tonight sees another match this time Kirkcaldy B v Newport Knights Bells. You can watch the matches live and play through last nights games. Click here and go to the TAFCA website and click on the links.
The first match in the New TAFCA online League is tonight at 7:30 pm its Dundee Centrosaurus` v Dundee Datousaurus`. You can find teams details and a link for each game to allow you to watch the games live at these links Click here for spreadsheet of Dundee Matches or click here for matches on this week.
TAFCA ONLINE LEAGUE 2020 (New)
Well here we go with a new chapter in TAFCA history as they start holding chess competitions “ONLINE”!
Dundee Chess Club as an affiliated TAFCA Club, will be supporting this new venture. We have 4 teams so far if you have not entered an wish to do so please (Contact Jim Anderson )
The COVID-19 pandemic was a disaster for the world and for OTB chess matches, but every cloud it seems has a silver lining as TAFCA pushed it`self to find other avenues to play matches on!
The “TAFCA League Online” will be run the same way as the OTB TAFCA League, but with a few minor changes to accommodate the fact we are playing online.
All the information you need including the rules, how to play online, and any other relevant information etc can be found on the TAFCA Website Here, under TAFCA Online! You can also download how to play Tafca league matches online on lichess Here
This is a trial run to iron out any possible problems before the start of the 2020/21 season. In the short term we might have to play the 2020/21 season online (hopefully not), but in the long term this might be a permanent “TAFCA SUMMER LEAGUE” run between June to Sept for those that like to play all year round!
We are looking for your support, but be quick as the deadline for teams is the 15th June 2020!
ENTRY 2020 (trial run)
The AGM is this Monday 15th June 2020 at 7:30pm. This is going to take place on Zoom. A link will be sent out on the day of the meeting to all members. Anyone not sure of using zoom please get in touch ( Jim Anderson) and I will help you. It is very important that as many of you as possible join in to discuss the future of the Club. Any proposals should be sent to Jean Chalmers by 8th June.