Club Championship Round 3
J Anderson (1611) 1-0 N Carroll (948)
Z Swaczyna (1241) 0-1 D Findlay (2109)
M Wang (462) 0-1 T Harley (1439)
H Meadows (840) 0-1 F Stevenson (1647)
A Dawson (1806) 1-0 T Rosazza
This round featured no surprises, but plenty of hard work for some of the more established players. Jim had to fight back from a piece down to overcome Norrie, and David, though nominally two pawns up, found it very tough to break down the fortress of the fast-moving Z. In the ensuing endgame, David was down to a couple of minutes, about an hour behind on the clock!
Kirkcaldy B 0-4 Dundee B (4/3/20)
S Subramanian 0-1 F Stevenson (1647)
P Selbie (1241) 0-1 J Anderson (1611)
P Anderson 0-1 G Robertson (1554)
A Owens (1149) 0-1 R Flood (1509)
A very good and very important win for the B Team, but the scoreline was very hard on Kirkcaldy. Gordon won handily with a strong attack, but for the others it was a case of a tough struggle right into difficult and unclear endings. Things could have been very different, but an excellent board score for the B Team which gives them a chance of avoiding the drop.
Next crunch is on Monday night when the A Team travel to Perth to face Perth A who are level on points at the top. Arabest guys.