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Match Report: Montrose A vs. Bearsden A, 27/10/2016

‘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.

‘B’ Team drubbed at home by Dalmuir

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


‘B’ Team beat Cathcart 2.5-1.5

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

‘B’ team lose 4-2 to Crowwood ‘B’

The ‘B’ team lost 4-2 playing at home to Crowwood ‘B’ in last night’s Division 2 tussle. Results are as follows:

Board Glasgow Montrose ‘B’ 2 4 Crowwood ‘B’
1 Jim Murray B 0 1 W G Rylance
2 Roy Smeeton W 0.5 0.5 B M Theodoreson
3 Jim Mearns B 0 1 W P Thomson
4 Chris Perkin W 1 0 B J Peacock
5 Sean Groundwater B 0 1 W A Pollock
6 Paul Blair W 0.5 0.5 B A G Barlow

‘A’ team beats ‘B’ team 5-1

A glorious mating combination by Chris Perkin saved the ‘B’ team from a wipeout in tonight’s Glasgow League Div. 2 fixture against the ‘A’ team.
Full results are as follows:

Board Glasgow Montrose ‘B’ 1 5 Glasgow Montrose ‘A’
1 Jim Murray W 0 1 B Kenny McCaffrey
2 Roy Smeeton B 0 1 W Robin Templeton
3 Jim Mearns W 0 1 B Norman Y Lindsay
4 Chris Perkin B 1 0 W Bahloul Voghouei
5 Sean Groundwater W 0 1 B Nicolas Guirkinger
6 Andrew Dick B 0 1 W David Reid