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Fair City Chess Challenge

Sunday 18 April, 2004

report by Lynsey Shovlin

The Fair City Chess Challenge was held in Perth City Hall on Sunday 18 April. Numbers were large with around 145 adults and juniors playing at a high standard. Hopefully it was an enjoyable day for all with prizewinners as follows:

PAWNS (P5 & Under): 1st Weiken Chan (Robert Gordons) 5/6 2nd= Callum Birket (Inverness) 5/6 & Vijay Maharajan (Quarryhill) 5/6 3rd Ali Roy (Carrick) 4.5/6 Best Girl Alana Thompson (Aberdeen) 3.5/6

KNIGHTS (U950): 1st Calum Vipond 6/6 (South Morningside) 2nd= Lynsey Shovlin, Calum Asher (both Perth), James Montgomery (Bankton) & Scott Thomson (Aberdeen) all 5/6 3rd= John Tawdrous (Bankton), Michael Miller (West Kilbride) & Eoghan Morgan (Holy Cross) all 4.5/6

ROOKS (U1350): 1st Stephen Hall 4.5/5 (Perth) 2nd = David Cubbit (Edinburgh) & Lloyd Hughes (Edinburgh) both 4/5 3rd = Ronnie MacDonald (Stirling) & Jonathan Edwards (Balerno) both 3.5/5

KINGS & QUEENS (OPEN): 1st Christopher MacDonald (Hamilton) 4.5/5 2nd= Joe Redpath (Hamilton), Robbie Coleman (Cathcart) & Richard Birkett (Inverness) all 4/5

The most interesting game prize was awarded to Ian McCulloch who played Lynsey Shovlin in round 5. This game attracted the most attention and onlookers therefore thought worthy of a prize by all arbitors for their efforts.

We would like to thank everyone who gave donations and those who helped out on the day including Kim Ingram, Donna Officer, Norrie & Maureen Mathie, Jim Anderson, Sheena Shovlin and Anne Grant who ran the cafe throughout the day.

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