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‘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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The club will not be open on Thursday 21st January as most members will be either a) away or b) playing in Hamilton.  The club will be open again as normal on 28th January.  See you there!

Glasgow Montrose chess club will restart for the 2014-15 season on Referendum day: Thursday 18th September.  Hope to see you at 7:30pm at our new(ish) location at The Minerva Club, 59 Burnbank Terrace, Glasgow G20 6UQ.

Last Thurday night, Glasgow Montrose ‘A’ team, winners of Glasgow League Division Two, received their shield and individual awards at small but moving ceremony at club headquarters.

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L. to R. David, Benny, Ed, Robin, Kenny and Norman.

More photos can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/herr_flickr/sets/72157636151190795/

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

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

 

The ‘B’ team beat Cathcart ‘B’ last night in a Div. 3 fixture played away at the Giffnock Bowling & Tennis Club.  Steve lost on board 3, but David and Sean scored convincing wins on boards 1 and 4 to leave Montrose 2-1 up, with all to play for on board 2.  Roy, in time trouble, failed to convert a massive passed pawn on f6 into a win, but instead split the point in order to clinch victory for the team.

Board Cathcart B 1.5 2.5 Glasgow Montrose B
1 G. Livie W 0 1 B D. Reid
2 Mac McKenzie B 0.5 0.5 W R. Smeeton
3 S. Beaton W 1 0 B S. Forgrieve
4 A. Waddell B 0 1 W S. Groundwater

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