In preparation for the club’s 200th anniversary in 2002 the sub-committee, chaired by Raj Bhopal, carried out a deep dive last night into the club’s archive and records.

The session was led by curators Ian Whittaker and David Archibald.  They first gave an outline of the types of material held by the club:

Examples were shown of the approach being taken cataloguing the library, magazines, digital media etc.

The group then made a deep dive into the cupboards!

David showing some of the published material
Deep dive by Raj and Alastair

We won our match against Bank of Scotland 2 Thursday night 5 – 1, This means that we still have a chance of being promoted to Division 1 and, possibly, even winning Division 2 this year. We will need a win in our next match in order to do that!

Full board results:

McGillivray 0.5-0.5 Stewart
Reiland 1-0 Russell
Brejter 1-0 Forbes
Whittaker 0.5-0.5 Murray
Sinha 1-0 Prestage
Robertson 1-0 Powell

[Report by Calum McGillivray, team captain]

The club had a full house the previous week when both the fourth and fifth teams were playing at home in Division 2 of the Edinburgh League.

Edinburgh 4

Edinburgh 4 were playing Musselburgh 1 and, whilst top and bottom boards lost, the middle order eventually pulling through to just come ahead scoring 3.5 to 2.5.  This result placed Edinburgh 4 on top of Musselburgh in the division – with both having 9 match points yet Edinburgh 4 is ahead by 25 v 23 on board points!

Edinburgh 5

A strong Corstorphine 1 only just managed an away win against an outgraded Edinburgh 5 with a score of 3.5 to 2.5.  Paul Robertson held Chris Sykes to a draw on top board despite a grading difference of 326 points …..

Results

Edinburgh 4 vs Muselburgh 1  

1 1631 McGillivray, Calum 0 – 1 Ash, Michael 1764
2 1591 Reiland, Indrek 1 – 0 McKinnon, Douglas 1572
3 1571 Brejter, Martin 1 – 0 Hameed, Shahul 0
4 1557 Whittaker, Ian P 1 – 0 Hope, Iain D 1383
5 1500 Sinha, Anup ½ – ½ Kelly, Maurice P 1360
6 1327 Cubitt, David 0 – 1 Galbraith, David 1162

Edinburgh 5 vs Corstorphine 1  

1 1451 Robertson, Paul ½ – ½ Sykes, Chris 1777
2 1453 Anderson, Dennis R B 0 – 1 MacNaughton, Alistair K J 1756
3 1413 McIntosh, Gregor 0 – 1 Gourlay, Brian 1604
4 1314 Scholes, Alex 1 – 0 May, Douglas J 1616
5 1287 Buchan, Allan W ½ – ½ Dowling, Richard K 1545
6 1265 Platts, William G C ½ – ½ Burns, David 1456