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Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

40th Scottish Team Lightning Championship

Twenty teams took part in the 2015 Scottish Team Lightning Championship on Sunday 29 March, once again a good entry. The event was again held after the conclusion of the SNCL at the Dunfermline venue. The number of last minute entries made it difficult to organise, but this is inevitable given the arrangements and the timing has certainly increased the numbers. Hamilton were once again winners – for the 12th consecutive time – but this was by no means a formality as four teams remained in contention at the start of the final round in which Hamilton beat Stepps and Dundee beat Edinburgh.

Hamilton’s final winning margin was the same as last year’s but their score was 1½ points less though this year they were unbeaten. For the winners Joe Redpath scored 9½/11, Steven Tweedie had 6, Pat Coffey 9½ and Andrew Muir had 10½. For Dundee, David Findlay scored 6½, Ed Spencer 9, Alan Borwell 4½ and Stephen Hogg 9½.

Final Section 2 was tied between Giffnock and Wandering Dragons on 14/20.

Final Section 3 was won by Dunfermline with 17/20.

 

Lightning 2015

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

TOTAL

1

 Hamilton   A

X

2

3

 4

 3

3

21

2

 Dundee A

2

X

3

 2½

 3

18

3

 Edinburgh A

1

X

3

 2½

3

4

17½

4

 Prestwick A

1

1

X

3

2

4

3

15½

5

 Stepps

0

1

X

3

4

4

15

6

 Dundee B

1

2

1

X

2

3

12

7

 East Kilbride

1

1

1

0

0

2

X

3

8

8

 Edinburgh B

½

0

1

0

1

1

X

5

 

 

 

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Posted on: 30-03-2015
Categories: News