Game Report


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!

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The third of Robin’s reports on the ‘A’ Team’s triumphant progress through the first half of the 1012-13 season:
Top of the table battle
The clash of the two teams on three wins ended decisively in favour of home team Montrose. The final 5 – 1 score was a bit flattering. My game on top board finished first with a pawn threat on the seventh. Norman won equally well with an exquisite middlegame pawn move. He gave his opponent choice of which of his two knights to lose. Bahloul was unlucky to lose on time. Afterwards, opinion was that he was probably winning a very complex game if he could get through the various mate threats. Beni had an adventurous game going a bishop down before finishing a rook up. Looking for the point to secure the win was delayed until the final few minutes. David took full advantage of his opponent’s queen going walkabout. A rook sacrifice allowed checkmate and resigns. Sam took the final point with both players going for a queening pawn. Sam edged in first to complete a memorable win.
Montrose A
Polytechnic B
R Templeton
1 – 0
J Eldridge
B de Armentia
1 – 0
R Innes (sub)
N Lindsay
1 – 0
G King
S Collins
1 – 0
E Martin
B Voghouey
0 – 1
P Clarke
D Reid
1 – 0
P McAloon
5 – 1
This leaves the Glasgow Montrose A team sitting pretty atop division 2 with eight points after four matches going into the Festive season.

Dalmuir visited Glasgow Montrose last Thursday night for a Div. 2 fixture tussle with the ‘B’ Team.  Sad to say, the evening did not go to well for the plucky Montrose lads: Mearns and Groundwater held to draws fairly comfortably on boards 3 and 5 respectively, but the rest succumbed to the Dalmuir onslaught.  Result is as follows:

Board Glasgow Montrose B 1 5 Dalmuir
1 C. Perkin W 0 1 B I. Aird
2 R. Smeeton B 0 1 W A. Wright
3 J. Mearns W 0.5 0.5 B T. Tait
4 J. Weir B 0 1 W F. Taylor
5 S. Groundwater W 0.5 0.5 B J. MacDonald
6 B. Elder B 0 1 W J. McCartan

The ‘B’ Team pulled off a convincing win against Giffnock ‘C’ playing away at Whitecraigs Tennis and Bowling Club last night. ‘Foggy’ Forgrieve was first to finish, with a neat mating combo after his opponent had self-destructed losing two pieces for two pawns.  Groundwater finished next, fending off an ill-advised exchange sacrifice, then launching an invasion down the c-file during which his opponent’s flag fell.  Upon seeing this victory, Murray scampered back to board one to agree a draw in a moribund position.  This left Smeeton on board one, who doggedly fought back from two pawns down to also gain a half point.

Results as follows:

Board Giffnock C 1 3 Glasgow Montrose B
1 M Mitchell W 0.5 0.5 B Jim Murray
2 D McDonald B 0.5 0.5 W Roy Smeeton
3 D Rank W 0 1 B Steven Forgrieve
4 A McCulloch B 0 1 W Sean Groundwater

Robin Templeton reports on the Club’s first victory of the new year, on Thursday 12th Jan:

Montrose keep up their good form in the Dunbarton league.

Montrose got off to a winning start in 2012. Phones came calling at the Novotel but their number was up.  The home team scored 3.5 – 0.5. Norman was first to finish with a share of the point. An exchange sacrifice put enough pressure on his opponent that he was forced to give it back and steer for the draw. Captain Chris was in bloodthirsty mode sacking two pawns in a relentless king hunt that culminated in a knight fork of king and queen. My own game was a close affair well into the middlegame. Time pressure told and my opponent overlooked the loss of a pawn followed quickly with losing his queen for rook and bishop. Last to finish was Bahloul. The win was never in doubt as he  demonstrated the ending of rook and pawns versus knight and pawns is vastly in favour of the rook.

Glasgow Montrose Phones
R Templeton

1 – 0

A Brown
N Lindsay

0.5 – 0.5

J McIntyre
B Voghouey

1 – 0

L Barker
C Perkin

1 – 0

C Paterson

3.5 – 0.5

Robin Templeton’s report on the Dunbarton League fixture played on 24th Nov.

Montrose draw home fixture 

Glasgow Montrose started well with two wins by the two players DR and DF otherwise known as Dave Reid and Dee Fault. David used all his experience to build up a superior position. Faced with the loss of his queen or checkmate his opponent resigned. Edd won a pawn in the opening but before the endgame comes the middle game. After the dust settled two pawns heading for the seventh was too much. Beni fought hard, but following exchanges, he ended with a bad bishop against a good knight and afterwards the swindling chances were not enough.

Glasgow Montrose

 

Concord

E Ferry                         B

0 – 1

S Campbell
B de Armentia

0 – 1

R Ebdon
D Reid

1 – 0

H Williamson
J Mearns

1 – 0

def
 

2 – 2

 

Robin Templeton reports on last Thursday’s Dunbarton knockout match vs Dalmuir B:

Montrose cruise into the semis

Glasgow Montrose is the first team to book their place in the semi-finals of the Dunbarton league Knockout tournament by overcoming plucky Dalmuir B  3.5 – 0.5.

The match was closer than the result suggests with the all the games hard fought. In a complex position, Norman created so many problems that his opponent left his queen en prise. Kenny admitted to going a pawn down in the opening before he launched a checkmating attack on the rook’s file. On bottom board, late substitute Chris played out a careful draw with knight and pawns on either side. On top board, I was given the hardest workout of the season so far. Just when my opponent thought he had found a shot, it turned out to be a shocker. The motto – beware of the poisoned pawn.

Glasgow Montrose

 

Dalmuir B

R Templeton                  B

1 – 0

I McKechnie
K McCaffrey

1 – 0

F Taylor
N Lindsay

1 – 0

C McPhedran
C Perkin

0.5 – 0.5

J McCartan
 

3.5 – 0.5

 

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