January 2013


Despite impressive performances by two Montrosians, Glasgow Montrose came off second best in last night’s Dunbartonshire League Knockout with Bearsden A.

Chris, outgraded by some 330 points, snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when his opponent blundered, while Beni displayed toreador-like skills against International Master Andrew Greet, gaining a near-winning position, but in the end allowing his opponent a stalemate in time trouble.  Full score is given below:

Bd Grade Bearsden A (1) vs (11) Glasgow Montrose Grade Comments
1  2505 Greet, Andrew (IM)  ½  –  ½ De Armentia, Benigno  1763 Draw
2  1986 Webb, Jeff R L  1  –  0 Voghouey, Bahool  1651 Away Win
3  1863 Dyer, Michael T  0  –  1 Perkin, Chris  1535 Home Win
4  1789 Burt, J Mel  1  –  0 Groundwater, Sean  1335 Away Win
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Robin Templeton reports (while sunning himself in Alice Springs!) on the ‘A’ team’s drubbing of Phones ‘B’ on Jan 10th:

Montrose started off the New Year the way they finished the last: with a 5-1 victory. Continuing his good form, Bahloul was first to finish weaving a complex web to trap his opponent with tricky decisions in the middlegame. My own game was next to finish. After taking off the queens, my opponent tried to complicate but allowed a central pawn to reach the seventh – costing knight and game. Kenny, making a welcome return to the team, had a big opening advantage but a dangerous central pawn push ensured a share of the points. David was a pawn down but had attacking pressure. After the draw was agreed, David found the winning try. Norman slowly ground down his opponent finishing with a passed a and h pawn which a lone king could not stop. Sam’s game looked a boring draw for a while. Near the end both players sacrificed their knights for pawns. Sam’s was the more deadly leading to checkmate. This keeps the A team’s 100% winning record.

Montrose A Phones B
R.Templeton

1 – 0

A Brown
K McCaffrey

0.5 -0.5

R O’Brien
S Collins

1 – 0

G Stewart
N Lindsay

1 – 0

C Paterson
B Voghouey

1 – 0

D Ferris
D Reid

0.5 – 0.5

T Jankovski

5 – 1

The ‘B’ team drew tonight playing away at Wellington Church vs. Polytechnic ‘B’ team.  Full score is as follows:

Board Polytechnic B 3 3 Glasgow Montrose B
1 John Eldridge W 0 1 B C. Perkin
2 Lewis Brookens B 0.5 0.5 W R. Smeeton
3 David Jenkins W 1 0 B Joe Weir
4 Eric Martin B 0.5 0.5 W Jim Murray
5 Paul McAloon W 0.5 0.5 B Jim Mearns
6 Bob Innes B 0.5 0.5 W Sean Groundwater

We are pleased with this result, as we were somewhat outgunned in terms of gradings on all boards. Well done lads!