Archive for April, 2010

The games of the match at chess played between the London and the Edinburgh 1824 – 1828

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

I just found this scanned copy of the 1829 book on google books.


Have a look here: Edinburgh – London match on Google books

Club Championship Update – Rd2 Draw

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Draw for Round Two:

  1. Mike Ridge vs Shivan Murdochy
  2. Johnny Marr vs Keith Aitchison
  3. David Archibald vs Mark Sanderson
  4. Rod Cranston vs Robert Horne*

  • Round 2 Game 1 – Mon April 19th
  • Round 2 Game 2 – Mon April 26th

(*) Rod & Robert have arranged to play Round 2 Game 1 on April 26th and Game 2 on Tues 4th May, although this may change if both players agree (please let me know).

The lower rated player gets to choose colour for the first Game.

Round 1 Results:

Round 1 is now complete:

Mike Ridge 2 – 0 Fergus  Skillen
Shivan Murdochy proceeds – DEF Mark Smith
Johnny Marr 2 – 0 Stefan Robertson
Keith Aitchison proceeds – DEF Chris Sykes
David Archibald 2-0 Robert Burns
Mark Sanderson 2-0 Callum McGillivray
Rod Cranston proceeds – DEF Loukas Lazarov
Robert Horne 1.5 – 0.5 Bill Platts


Plate :

Another reminder for the Plate. Players who lose their first game are eligible to enter the ‘Plate’ competition. Callum and Robert Burns have entered so far. Please let me know if you wish to enter.

FIDE Swiss at the CLub, June 12-13 and 19-20

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The Club will be running a FIDE Rated Swiss on the weekends of June 12-13 and 19-20.  Updates will appear on this site.  For further details please view:

Edinburgh CC FIDE Rated Swiss June 10

Allegro League – Champions

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Matches played at Roslin, 8th April:

Round 13

Edinburgh 1      3.5 – 0.5   Lasswade

Edinburgh 2      2.5 – 1.5    Gorgie Dalry

Edinburgh 3        3   –   1      Civil Service

Edinburgh 3 win the Allegro League with 35 points.  Edinburgh 1 finished fourth with 29 points while Edinburgh 2 were 7th a further 2 points behind.  The winning squad comprised: David Archibald, Ben He, Sam Gregory, Calum McGillivray and Mark Sanderson – with Calum scoring 10/13, Sam 9.5/13 and Ben 7/11.  Shivan Murdochy scored 11/13 for Edinburgh 2.

SNCL result

Friday, April 9th, 2010

The SNCL season ended with mixed fortunes. The first team finished second bottom in the top division and was relegated. The second team won the third division to gain promotion. So both teams will play in division 2 next year. Full results can be seen via the Chess Scotland website (go to leagues, then SNCL)

Edinburgh Chess Congress

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Re Neil’s post from 7 April.

Small correction – it was the Major that Mike, Ben and I had success in.

Also, as he was too modest to mention it, Neil Berry beat Colin McNab in the Premier

Club Championship – Rd1 Results and Rd2 Pairings

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Round 1 Results:

Johnny Marr 2 – 0 Stefan Robertson
David Archibald 2-0 Robert Burns
Mark Sanderson 2-0 Callum McGillivray

Defaults:

Mark Smith, Chris Sykes, Loukas Lazarov

Outstanding Pairings:

Mike Ridge/Fergus Skillen (12  & 13th April)
Bill Platts / Robert Horne (tba, please let me know)

Draw for Round Two:

Round 2 Game 1 – Mon April 19th
Round 2 Game 2 – Mon April 26th

  1. (Mike Ridge/Fergus Skillen) vs Shivan Murdochy
  2. Johnny Marr vs Keith Aitchison
  3. David Archibald vs Mark Sanderson
  4. Rod Cranston vs (Bill Platts / Robert Horne)

Plate :

Players who lose their first game are eligible to enter the ‘Plate’ competition. Callum and Robert Burns have entered so far.
Please let me know if you wish to enter.

I will announce the pairings as soon as I have a complete list. The first game in the Plate is likely to be Mon May 10th.

Updated Dates for Round 3 (Semi Final)

We had exactly 16 players, so we only need 4 Rounds to get a winner, rather than the planned 5.  So the planned round in May will not take place.

Round 3 Game 1 – Mon June 7th
Round 3 Game 2 – Mon June 14th

The final is due for Sunday June 20th (am & pm)

Edinburgh Congress – members in action

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

A number of club members participated in the recent Edinburgh Congress (April 2-4), and not without success…

We made a clean sweep of the prizes in the Bishops tournament, with our SNCL Captain John Smith winning outright on 4.5/5.  Mike Scott (4) was second, and Ben He (3.5) won the grading prize.  We also picked up several other grading prizes through Calum MacQueen, Jonny Scott and Shivan Murdochy in the Premier, Andrew Masters and Mark Sanderson in the Challengers and Callum McGillvary in the Knights.