National Team Event Reports - 2022-23

Richardson Cup



Spens Cup

The Edinburgh Chess Club B team, captained by Andre Antunes, took part in the 2022/23 edition of the Spens Cup.

We won the preliminary round of the competition in Alva Street against Troon 1-4 (Troon was nominally the away team, but due to logistics preferred to play at the club premises in Edinburgh).

On the first round, we played against Bellshill and lost 2-3. The game was marked by very close games, with a total of 4 draws; our single loss occurring in board 2 where David Archibald faced an opponent over 200 rating points above.

This result relegated the team to the Campbell Rosebowl Cup, where we won the first match by default against Hamilton B.

In the 2nd round we won 0-5 against Edinburgh Civil Service, again playing nominally away at Alva St, a result that qualified us to the final of the competition in Grangemouth against Strathclyde University.

The Glaswegians took a strong side, recruiting for the final Grand-Master Koushik Girish and won the match 0.5 - 4.5.


Scottish National Chess League (SNCL)