Category Archives: Club Championships

Draw for Semi-Final:

Keith Aitchison vs Shivan Murdochy


David Archibald vs Rod Cranston


Semi-Final Game 1 – Mon June 7th*
Semi-Final Game 2 – Mon June 14th

* David and Rod are playing this game on Thurs 10th June.

Final:

I was considering approaching the National Museum of Scotland to see if they would consider allowing us to play the final in the exhibition area holding the Lewis Chessmen (with a small partition) – perhaps involving the press? Please let me know if you think this is a good idea?
I’m keen to get this played before the end of the month so that all games can be submitted before the July grading deadline. If you are potentially in the final please could you let me know which weekend dates suit (provisionally we have Sunday June 20th).

Round 2 Results:

Mike Ridge 0.5 – 1.5 Shivan Murdochy
Johnny Marr 0 – 2 Keith Aitchison
David Archibald 1.5 – 0.5 Mark Sanderson
Rod Cranston 2 – 0 Robert Horne

Plate :

Unfortunately I’ve only had 2 entries for the plate. Callum and Robert, please let me know if you would like to play a rated game?

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.

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)

We now have 16 entrants for the club championships. If you are playing, please remember to attend the 1st round which is Monday 29th March.

The following players have registered. Please let me know if you have registered and your name is missing.

(in order of registration)

1 Chris Sykes
2 Keith Aitchison
3 Mike Ridge
4 Stefan Robertson
5 Robert Horne
6 Mark Sanderson
7 Fergus Skillen
8 Robert Burns
9 Rod Cranston
10 Bill Platts
11 Shivan Murdochy
12 David Archibald
13 Mark Smith
14 Callum McGillivray
15 Johnny Marr
16 Loukas Lazarov

There will be a draw (FA cup style) at 7:30 where players will be chosen from a hat. This will determine your path through the competition. Please arrive in good time for this.

Games will commence once the draw is complete. If you have any questions please email or phone me.

Regards,

Andy Masters

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