Archive for February, 2010

3rd Team League Result

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Match played 17th February 2010

       Gorgie Dalry         1-5    Edinburgh 3

       Paul Girdwood        0-1        Lindsay McGregor

       Stuart Good         0.5-0.5    Colin Hutchison

       William Hynd          0-1         Mark Sanderson

       Stuart McKinney    0-1        Shivan Murdochy

       Howard Key         0.5-0.5    David Cubitt

       Chris Tait                   0-1        Robert Horne

Edinburgh 1 v Dragons 2

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Match Result from 16/02:

Wandering Dragons 2  1-5  Edinburgh 1

Richard Kynoch  0-1  Neil Berry

Jim O’Neil  0-1  Sebastian Gattenloehner

Ewan Taylor  0-1  Andrew Green

Donald Heron  0-1  Clement Sreeves

Richard Carter  0.5-0.5  Hugh Brechin

Chris Donkin  0.5-0.5  Daniel McGowan

The 1st Team move to within 2 points (with 2 matches remaining) of retaining the Premier title following this convincing victory.

Allegro League Results

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Matches played at Roslin, Thursday 11th February 2010:

Round 9

Corstorphine        1 – 3       Edinburgh 3

Edinburgh 1      1.5 – 2.5    Edinburgh 2

Round 10

Edinburgh 2           2 – 2      Wandering Dragons

Edinburgh 3           2 – 2      Edinburgh 1

3rd Team League Result

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Match played at Loanhead, Tuesday 9th February:

                    Pentland Hills 2   0-6   Edinburgh 3

                    Roy Ramsey                0-1    Lindsay McGregor

                    Jim Kilgour                  0-1    Colin Hutchison

                    Lindsay Ridland         0-1    John Smith

                    Terry Purkins              0-1    Mark Sanderson

                    Roy Fenoulhet            0-1    Shivan Murdochy

                    Andrew Clarke            0-1    David Cubitt

The top of Division 2, after 7 matches played:   1.  Edinburgh 3    14 pts,   2. Bank of Scotland 1   12,   3. Corstorphine 1   6.

2010 Edinburgh Chess Club Championships

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Edinburgh Chess Club Championship 2010 – Entry Form

Attached is an entry form for the 2010 Club Championships, which is running in a knockout format for the 2nd year.

If you are looking for a challenge after the league season is complete then this is the right competition for you.

If you would like to enter, contact me with your Name, Chess Scotland PNUM, and contact phone number (full details in Entry Form)

Flyers will also be available at the club (for those without the internet). Please spread the word about this club event, so that we get as many entrants as possible.

Andy Masters

3rd Team League Result

Friday, February 5th, 2010

The third team have notched up their sixth successive league victory with a 5.5 to 0.5 home win over a weakened Corstorphine 1.  Wins for Jonny Scott (Board 1), John Smith (3), Mark Sanderson (4), Shivan Murdochy (5), and David Cubitt (6).  Colin Hutchison (2) drew. 

We remain top of Division 2, 2 points ahead of Bank of Scotland 1.

Club Members amongst the prizes in Perth

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

The Perth 800 International Chess Festival took place on January 29-31.  I made the number of players from the club present to be 14 –  apologies if I missed anyone!  Pride of place must go to Tiger Cub Sam Gregory who shared second place in the Challengers event, and first team member  Clement Sreeves won the junior prize in the International Open.

A full list of results and a report can be found at


1st Team League Results

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Played Wednesday 3rd February:

Edinburgh  4.5-1.5  Lasswade

Neil Berry  1-0  George Neave

Andrew Green  0-1  Oliver Penrose

Clement Sreeves   1-0    Chris Sykes

Hugh Brechin  1-0  Brendan Cornes

Daniel McGowan  0.5-0.5  Mark Chapman

David Oswald  1-0  John Watkins

A good win moving us 3 points clear of our nearest challengers.  Highlights included a convincing win for Hugh, and David winning an ending (OK, he was 2 pieces up!).  Geoff Chandler of Chandler Cornered turned up with camera, so keep an eye out for the report on