Tuesday, November 27th, 2012


Robin continues his roundup of the ‘A’ teams progress so far with the 14th Nov. match against Paisley:
 
Montrose cruised through what appeared to be their toughest fixture against Paisley in a clash of the titans.
David Reid survived a caveman attack when his opponent ran out of pieces to toss on the fire. Sam created a mating net that forced the issue. My own game was level after I let slip opening pressure. My opponent made his first freeing move of the match threatening a back rank mate in one. Unfortunately, his king and rook were on the same file and a check from behind cost the rook and game. Montrose were three zip up and seemingly cruising. Paisley fought back. Beni was under the cosh all night with black and ended up losing. Montrose then secured the match when Bahloul accepted a draw offer. The final game was academic. Norman had winning chances at the end but missed a tactic in time trouble that lost a rook. 3.5 to 2.5 was a good result against a very strong top order team.
 
Paisley A
 
Montrose A
W Buchanan
0 – 1
R Templeton
G Moultrie
1 – 0
B de Armentia
P Maiolani
1 – 0
N Lindsay
A McFarlane
0 – 1
S Collins
J Crone
.5 – .5
B Voghouey
S Connor
0 – 1
D Reid
 
2.5 – 3.5
 
 
 
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In the first of a serious of fixture reports, Robin Templeton  describes the 22nd Oct. tussle between the ‘A’ Team and Bellshill ‘A’:
 
After two matches Montrose are the pace setters in division two. A weakened Bellshill A team held their own on the top boards but were unable to contend with Montrose’s strength in depth. Bahloul led the way with a kingside attack. David used his extra pawns to push home the win. Sam picked up a piece and the game. Beni took a grandmaster draw with black in an unbalanced position. Boards one and three finished with opposite coloured bishop endings which were unwinnable.
 
Bellshill A
 
Montrose A
H Glen
.5 – .5
R Templeton
K Campbell
.5 – .5
B de Armentia
D Potts
.5 – .5
N Lindsay
D Lafferty
0 – 1
S Collins
A Kane
0 – 1
B Voghouey
W Carnie
0 – 1
D Reid
 
1.5 – 4.5