Game Report


‘A’ Team captain Robin reports on the 27th October fixture vs. Bearsden A:

Bearsden baffled!

Glasgow Montrose A team put up stiff resistance against visitors Bearsden A who were last season’s division one runners up. Out-graded for the second match in a row on 7 of 8 boards a creditable 4-4 draw was the final score. Bearsden took an early point winning on bottom board against new player Babak but Montrose fought back with wins from father and son pairing of Ruairidh and Jonathan. Daniel found Scotland’s Olympiad team number one Andrew Greet too hot to handle. Norman and Bahloul produced creditable draws to bring the score to 3-3. Sam was unfortunate to lose on time before the first time control. This left me for the second match in a row having to win with the last game to finish to square a tie. In the end I mopped up all the pawns to force the concession. 4-4 a wonderful result.

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Robin Templeton reports on the ‘A’ Team’s final match of the season:

The last match of the season was icing on the cake as Glasgow Montrose eased past the bottom club East Kilbride B 4.5 – 1.5. Montrose had to give up a default on bottom board but otherwise there were easy wins for Edd,  Sam, Bahlool and David. I struggled on top board to hold the draw.

Montrose A

28/3/13

East Kilbride B
R Templeton

0.5 – 0.5

J Robertson
E Ferry

1 – 0

S Gray
S Collins

1 – 0

A Howie
B Voghouey

1 – 0

S McKay
D Reid

1 – 0

A MacGregor
def

0 – 1

T Jose
 

4.5 – 1.5

 

 

The final table has Glasgow Montrose clear winners of the Second Division with 17 points winning all matches bar one and gaining promotion to Division 1 after a magnificent season. Glasgow Montrose B team fought hard during the season but stay in the division 2 due to changes in league structure.

 

Boards

 

Matches

Played

Defaults

Score

 Pos 

 Team 

 Team Name 

 P 

 W 

 D 

 L 

 Pts 

 W 

 D 

 L 

 W 

 D 

 L 

 Boards 

 % 

1

5

Glasgow Montrose A

9

8

1

0

17

35

10

7

0

0

2

40

74

2

8

Paisley A

9

6

2

1

14

29

7

15

3

0

0

35½

66

3

2

Crowwood A

9

5

3

1

13

26

8

14

6

0

0

36

67

4

7

Glasgow Polytechnic B

9

5

3

1

13

22

12

18

2

0

0

30

56

5

3

Dalmuir

9

4

2

3

10

20

11

19

3

1

0

28½

53

6

1

Bellshill A

9

4

0

5

8

15

19

8

2

0

10

26½

49

7

10

Shettleston B

9

3

0

6

6

9

14

23

4

1

3

20

37

8

9

Phones B

9

2

1

6

5

10

16

23

2

0

3

20

37

9

6

Glasgow Montrose B

9

1

2

6

4

12

12

25

0

0

5

18

33

10

4

East Kilbride B

9

0

0

9

0

5

15

31

2

0

1

14½

27

The penultimate ‘A’ team report comes courtesy of Robin Templeton:

Betwixt cup and lip

Montrose A managed to stumble their way to the Div 2 title with a 3 – 3 draw. David had a quick crush and Norman drew fairly quickly. Sam and I managed to chuck pieces in the opening. Bahlool took his time to win for a change simplifying to a winning endgame. It all came down to the last game. The tension was rising. Beni was two pawns down when his opponent took off the rooks to leaving an opposite colour bishop ending which he could not win as the position became blocked. Game and match all square. Dalmuir put up a good fight.

Glasgow Montrose A
7/3/13
Dalmuir
R Templeton
0 – 1
J Mollison
B De Armentia
0.5 – 0.5
A Myall
S Collins
0 – 1
I Aird
N Lindsay
0.5 – 0.5
A Wright
B Voghouey
1 – 0
F Taylor
D Reid
1 – 0
J McDonald
3 – 3

 Our ‘A’ team correspondent Robin Templeton delivers a round-up of the team’s February matches:

Close encounter

Shettleston B came close to causing an upset in Montrose’s quest for the top spot in division two. Montrose won 3.5 – 2.5 away. Illness and unavailability cost a default on Board six. Newcomer Bob Reid negotiated a tricky opening to find his way to a draw. Montrose’s three wins came in a similar fashion with opponents dropping pieces. My own game came to an abrupt halt after a simple pawn move attacked a knight which had no retreat square. David built up pressure even though opposite coloured bishops were involved. A discovered attack picked up a piece. Sam found a win by pin to pick up a knight and then finished with a mating attack. Bahlool tried hard but was unable to save his game.

Shettleston B
Montrose A
P Anderson
0 – 1
R Templeton
W Toland
0 – 1
S Collins
J McGreechin
1 – 0
B Voghouey
I Robertson
0 – 1
D Reid
M Rogan
0.5 – 0.5
R Reid
T Beattie
1 – 0
default
2.5 – 3.5

Going Up

Glasgow Montrose clinched promotion to Division 1 next season with a 5 – 1 win over unbeaten Crowwood A  putting one hand on the Division 2 title. The only quick finish happened on Board six where Bahlool threw pawns forward opening lines to get successfully at the king. In a complicated position, my opponent overlooked a sacrifice that cost him a piece. Edd built up slow pressure moving relentlessly up the board tying his opponent in knots. Beni was always in trouble from the opening and the loss of the exchange proved too big a handicap. Norman managed to reach an ending a knight up and coolly converted. Last game to finish was a comedy of errors. Sam lost a knight early on but kept in the game to reach an ending still a piece down. In the ensuing time trouble, his opponent missed two mates in one and then lost the thread completely shipping a rook and bishop before losing on time.

A bizarre finish to a successful evening.

Montrose A
Crowwood A
R Templeton
1 – 0
K Mayo
E Ferry
1 – 0
A Campbell
B de Armentia
0 – 1
I Brownlee
S Collins
1 – 0
J Smalls
N Lindsay
1 – 0
J Macrae
B Voghouey
1 – 0
P Thomson
5 – 1

The ‘B’ team lost playing at home against Paisley ‘A’ team on Thursday night’s Glasgow League Div. 2 fixture.  Complete result is as follows:

Board Glasgow Montrose B 2.5 3.5 Paisley
1 Chris Perkin W 0 1 B George Moultrie
2 Roy Smeeton B 0 1 W Douglas McGregor
3 Joe Weir W 1 0 B Alex McFarlane
4 Jim Mearns B 0.5 0.5 W James Crone
5 Sean Groundwater W 1 0 B Colin Macgregor
6 DEFAULT B 0 1 W Roland Fraser

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
 – 

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

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