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Glasgow Montrose Chess Club reconvenes at the Minerva Club this Thursday, 21st September.  See you there!

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Here (MS Excel format) are the 2016-17 fixtures for Glasgow Montrose ‘A’ and ‘B’ Teams.

Thanks to ‘A’ Team captain Robin Templeton, who provided the following report covering the ‘A’ Team’s progress during the 2015-16 season:

Glasgow Montrose A team are looking forward to another season in Glasgow Division One. Last season the team performed very well to retain their place.

The opening match away to Phones A was always close but the home team prevailed 5 – 3. A welcome visitor back to Montrose was John Dempsey who played for the US Virgin Islands at the recent Baku Olympiad in Azerbaidjan.

The second match provided Montrose with its biggest win a 6.5 – 1.5 over Giffnock A and gave the team real hope of staying up. A great team performance with 5 wins and three draws to send everyone home happy.

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Glasgow Montrose Chess Club will reconvene for the 2016-17 season at the Minerva Club on Thursday, 22nd September at 7:30pm.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

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 be closed on Thursday January 29th, on account of the fact that both the ‘A’ and ‘B’ Teams are playing away games.  The club will open again as usual on February 5th at 7:30pm.  See you there!

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.

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