Sunday, 28 April 2013

Dunfermline V Cumbernauld 24/04/2013

Dunfermline never got in this match despite having most of their stronger bodies taking part.
After board one succumbed early the pressure was on the others to try and rescue the situation. A number of draw offers had to be declined contributing to the one-sided score-line as some 'all or nothing' moves were tried. Bravely played but the match was beyond saving. 

Cumbernauld will now fight for the title in their final winner takes all match with Badgers Brook.
Dunfermline 1 - 4 Cumbernauld 
I Robertson 0-1 E Bamber 
I Sneddon 0-1 I Marks
G Saxton Draw D Bonella 
M Roy 0-1 G Thomson 
F Ossowski Draw D Johnstone    

Thursday, 18 April 2013

SNCL League Final tables and grading

Kingdom Knights are div 3 champions and the final tables and grading can be found at the following link.

Knockout Cup Semi Final Grangemouth V Dunfermline 17/04/2013

With several Dunfermline top rated players missing I thought we would get thumped but Grangemouth were also missing a main man so a close match ensued.
On boards 1, 2, 3 and 5 the winners always seemed to be better. Board 6 should have been a draw. Dunfermline probably should probably have won board 4 and clearly should have won on 7 having an extra piece and an overwhelming position

Grangemouth 3.5-3.5 Dunfermline 
D Will 0-1 I Robertson 
I Mason 0-1 G Saxton 
J Smith 1-0 F Ossowski 
M Monaghan 1-0 B O'Rourke 
W Gray 1-0 G Webb 
H Hanlon 0-1 J Owens
R Heenan Draw P Horne