The new decade was welcomed in with another busy club night, with two TAFCA matches and a growing junior contingent being put through their paces by Christine and Jim.
Dundee A 3-1 Castlehill C
J Ophoff 2253 1-0 E Walton 1429
D Findlay 2109 1-0 C Young 1380
E Spencer 2025 1-0 C Hawkins 1350
A Dawson 1806 0-1 C Wilson 1323
An otherwise expected win by the A team, but for a fine performance by Cameron against Alistair. A nailbiting ending with both players down to a few minutes, where Cameron’s connected passed pawns and bishop outfought Alistair’s rook. The match also marked the debut of our new signing, Candidate Master Jacques Ophoff – a most welcome addition to the club celebrated with a good win against Steady Ed.
Dundee C 2-2 Castlehill E
L Archip 1520 1-0 N Waugh 1161
R Flood 1509 1-0 D Hayes
A Woodcock 1383 0-1 M Kats 1091
R Burnett 1374 0-1 D Coleman 1056
Sadly, once again this season, our C team failed to take advantage of a clear grading difference and conceded another point. We’ve all been culpable – myself more than most -and it’s been a disappointment so far. Still time to make amends, but needs to happen quickly! Credit to Daniel’s team for a fine performance.
Newport Knights B 1-3 Dundee D
S Finnie 1379 1-0 M Whisson 948
R Mclaren 1122 0-1 H Meadows 840
F Rossiter 777 0-1 T Rosazza
A Wallace 0-1 R Bremner
In contrast, on Wednesday our D team travelled to the always welcoming premises of Newport and managed an excellent result. Well done guys!