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Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

41st Team Lightning

Eighteen teams took part in the 2016 Scottish Team Lightning Championship on Sunday 27 March, once again a good entry though slightly down as the Easter date did not suit everyone.

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. 

The event saw a new winner in the shape of Bon Accord who performed convincingly throughout and were unbeaten in all matches, dropping just one draw and defeating Hamilton in their individual match. This brought to an end Hamilton’s sequence of12 consecutive victories (Shettleston had won for many seasons before that), though they finished as runners-up.

Bon Accord’s winning margin was fairly small but clear enough. For the winners Dominik Csiba scored 12/12, as did Murad Abdulla on Board 3; Adam Bremner had 8½ and Daniel Maxwell 7½. For Hamilton Steve Mannion scored 8, Joe Redpath and  Pat Coffey had 10 and Andrew Muir had 10½.

Final Section 2 was won by Crouching Tigers on 14/20.

Final Section 3 was won by Dundee D with 20/24 after a tie-break play-off with Bank of Scotland. (Report by Ken Stewart)

Lightning 2016

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

TOTAL

1

 Bon Accord A

X

2

3

 3

 3

4

4

21½

2

 Hamilton A

X

 3

3

 3

20

3

 Edinburgh A

2

½

X

3

4

4

18½

4

 Dundee A

1

1

X

3

3

4

4

17½

5

 Hamilton B

1

1

1

X

2

4

3

13½

6

 Wandering Dragons A

1

1

1

2

X

2

3

11½

7

 Edinburgh B

0

1

0

0

0

2

X

2

5

8

 East Kilbride

0

½

0

0

1

1

2

X

 

 

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Posted on: 29-03-2016
Categories: News