Wow - another close encounter which finished in favour of Minnows by 8.5-7.5
Dunfermline were missing a couple of regulars with Jim in San Francisco and Ben at Scouts. Glynis was going to play but caught a bug going around school so Andy stepped in for another rare outing. Until this week Kelechi had only played one evening of 5-minute chess in the past 5 years but after some practice games on Monday he offered to take part as a replacement for Jim.
The first sign of Kelechi’s inexperience came in round 1 when he was winning but thought he only had 6 seconds left instead of the 6 minutes he actually had! Panic set in with a disastrous outcome.
Round 2 was a second successive 2-2 after Andy let Bill off the hook while Ian M did likewise with George.
Round 3 saw Grangemouth take the lead in the match and it could have been even better but this time it was Bill that let Ian escape.
Round 4 was a complete contrast with Minnows dominating and would have been even more emphatic if Andy had played mate in one instead of going for mate in 2 whereby he lost on time!
Grangemouth 7.5 - 8.5 Dunfermline Minnows
Alan Bell 0-1 Ian Robertson
Ian Mason 1-0 Kelechi Ohiaeri
Bill Gray 1-0 George Webb
Hugh Hanlon 0-1 Andy Forbes
Alan Bell 1/2-1/2 Kelechi Ohiaeri
Ian Mason 1/2-1/2 George Webb
Bill Gray 1-0 Andy Forbes
Hugh Hanlon 0-1 Ian Robertson
Alan Bell 1-0 George Webb
Ian Mason 1-0 Andy Forbes
Bill Gray 1/2-1/2 Ian Robertson
Hugh Hanlon 0-1 Kelechi Ohiaeri
Alan Bell 1-0 Andy Forbes
Ian Mason 0-1 Ian Robertson
Bill Gray 0-1 Kelechi Ohiaeri
Hugh Hanlon 0-1 George Webb