Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

World Senior Team Chess Championships – Round 6

 

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IM Stephen Mannion and IM Douglas Bryson retained their unbeaten records in round six of the Championships with draws against their Slovakian opponents.

Outgraded on every board and up against 3 GM's it was always going to be a tough assignment but it's perhaps a measure of the expectation and the performance so far that Scotland A's narrow defeat by Slovakia, the form team and third seeds, comes as a disappointment. The Slovakians never really looked in any trouble on any of the boards and were content to draw out on boards 2 to 4 when it looked like a win was probable on board 1 and with it the match victory.

With three rounds still to go there is still all to play for though. Slovakia take on Thüringen, England A play Germany and SV Lok Engelsdorf are matched with Emanuel Lasker Gesellschaft, so while the gold medal looks out of reach, barring a major collapse by Slovakia, a medal spot is still in Scotland's hands when they take on Denmark in round 7.

Round 6 Results

Scotland A v Slovakia : 1.5-2.5

1. GM Colin A McNab 2432               0-1       GM Lubomir Ftacnik 2545
2. IM Stephen R Mannion 2345      1/2-1/2    GM Igor Stohl 2493
3. IM Roderick McKay 2348           1/2-1/2    GMGennadij Timoscenko 2457
4. IM Douglas M Bryson 2351        1/2-1/2    Dr. Peter Petran 2352

Scotland B moved back up the places, with a 2-2 draw, to sit in 36th spot, in line with their starting rank. So a good end to the tournament should see them finish above their ranking.

It's Norwegian opponents for Scotland B in round 7, as they face Trondheim.

Scotland B v SK Kaltenkirchen : 2-2

1. James Stevenson  2071            1/2-1/2     Helmut Kracht 2031
2. Alan Scrimgour  2023                   1-0       Dirk Schiller 1739
3. Alastair Dawson  1924              1/2-1/2     Achim Nowack 1801
4. Richard Jennings  1699                 0-1       Rolf-Rüdiger Zechel u/g

Board Prizes

Alan Scrimgour continued his good form with another win to give him 4 points out of a possible 6 and move him into the top ten performers on board 2. Stephen Mannion is currently 5th ranked on board 2, while Colin McNab stays in the top 5 board 1 performers, despite today's loss. Douglas Bryson is also having a top 5 performance on board 4.

 

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Posted on: 01-03-2015
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