The chess club caught up a bit with its KO competition when it held the 2016(!) tournament last evening.
Although open to the entire club 8 players only were available to participate on this occasion.
We started with a 7-round all play all with the top 4 going forward to double round semi-finals.
The all play all finished with the following scores: John McBride 6.5, Ian Robertson 6, Calum Smith 5, Peter Horne, 4, Fred Ossowski 3.5, Stewart Brisbane 2, Dean Osborne 1, Robin Murray 0.
In the first semi-final to finish Ian beat Calum 2-0. The second semi-final was tighter with John recovering after losing the first game to Peter by winning the 2nd game and winning a decider.
Ian beat John 2-0 in a tight final where the first game should have been a draw and the 2nd game ending when John’s flag fell with Ian having less than a second left.