October 2009


Despite the ‘B’ team having promising positions on at least 4 boards, a series of last-minute slip-ups ensured that the ‘A’ Team won 6-0 in tonight’s Glasgow League Div. 2 fixture.

Chris on board 1 and Steven on board 6 achieved won positions against their higher-graded opponents, and Jim Mearns on board 3 and your humble Webmaster on board 4 held even positions for much of their respective games, but eventually bad luck and/or bad nerves conspired to cause a wipe-out at the end of the night.

Full results are as follows:

Board Glasgow Montrose ‘B’ 0 6 Glasgow Montrose ‘A’
1 Chris Perkin (1526) W 0 1 B Ed Ferry (1954)
2 Jim Murray (1467) B 0 1 W Sam Collins (1789)
3 Jim Mearns (1390) W 0 1 B Norman Lindsay (1751)
4 Sean Groundwater (1388) B 0 1 W Kenny McCaffrey (1768)
5 Andrew Dick (1142) W 0 1 B Robin Templeton (1750)
6 Steven Forgrieve (U/G) B 0 1 W David Reid (1681)
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New member Paul Blair has just emailed in the following report on Glasgow Montrose players at the Dundee & Angus Congress:

“Eddie Ferry tied with 3 people for the U2000 grading prize in the Open, getting 3/5 and actually drawing with the eventual winner FM Gunnar Jacob in the first match of the tournament (He joked afterwards that he was quite proud he made Mr Jacob’s path easier to the win!)

“Myself, after 2 years out of chess, got a 2.5/5 in the Minor. Was glad just to get the ring rust out of the system and get a few wins on the board.

“Watch out for Eddie’s mug shot hitting http://www.dundee-congress.co.uk over the next few days!”

Full results from the Dundee Congress can be seen here.

Twitter users can now follow the exploits of Glasgow Montrose Chess Club: go to http://twitter.com/glasgowmontrose or point your favourite Twitter client to @glasgowmontrose

The ‘B’ team got off to an encouraging start to the season with a 4.5 – 1.5 victory against Cathcart ‘B’ Team in the Glasgow League Div. 2 fixture held last Thursday (8th October). The fixture was played at home in the Pitt Street Novotel. The scoresheet was as follows:

Board Glasgow Montrose ‘B’ 4.5 1.5 Cathcart ‘B’
1 Chris Perkin B 0 1 W George Livie
2 Roy Smeeton W 1 0 B Stan Beaton
3 Jim Murray B 1 0 W — Default —
4 Jim Mearns W 1 0 B Martin Mcculloch
5 Sean Groundater B 0.5 0.5 W Jim Fay
6 Graeme Macdonald W 1 0 B Ewan Trantor