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Phones defeat Edinburgh in the Richardson Cup!

Phones, after winning the Spens Cup earlier in the year, hosted Edinburgh for this season’s first Richardson tie. The club achieved a great team victory, outgraded on every board, and we are now in the quarter-finals. A big thanks to John who arranged a generous buffet lunch for both teams and arranging things with the venue.

Our sincere commiserations to Edinburgh, who were very worthy and sporting opponents. Best of luck to them for the rest of the season.

 

Date: 10/12/2017

Home: _Phones__________ Away: ____Edinburgh____________

Board

Name

Pnum

Grade

Result (home)

Result (away)

Name

Pnum

Grade

1

B

Pavlos Bozinakis

22164

2200

0

1

Calum MacQueen

12082

2239

2

W

Stephen Misanjo

25803

1834

1

0

Petros Walden

24775

2187

3

W

Guy Lyons

4746

1854

1/2

1/2

Hugh Brechin

11864

2092

4

B

Bob Dickson

3731

1816

1

0

Alastair White

6449

2069

5

B

Nicolas Skettos

26683

1801

1/2

1/2

Raj Bhopal

22894

1934

6

W

Luke Barker

11947

1752

1/2

1/2

Andre Antunes

26048

1937

7

W

John W McIntyre

5102

1742

1/2

1/2

Chris Sykes

12843

1892

8

B

Colin Paterson

5582

1351

1/2

1/2

Michael Ridge

15018

1833

Match Result

4.5

3.5

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Hillhead – Family Fun Day chess

Colin Paterson, coaching player, of Phones chess club, has been running and organising many chess events for the community in recent years. On Sunday 19th November, he manned several chess boards at a Interfaith Family Day at Hillhead Primary*, in Kelvinbridge, which was well attended by young and old alike. Well done, Colin!

Luke Barker and John Mcintyre also help out at some of these events in Glasgow area. If your Glasgow community is having a gala day or similar and would like us to run a stall, please get in touch. We have run stalls in Yorkhill, Gibson Street Gala, West End Festival, Possilpark Gala and more.
* = Hillhead Primary School 110 Otago Street, Glasgow G12 8NS

Pavlos Bozinakis simultaneous

Phones Chess Club top board Pavlos Bozinakis from Greece (FIDE 2200) played a simultaneous exhibition (simul) on Monday 5th November against 10 players. We thank our club chairman Peter Griffin for organising this event. Thanks to Nikos for the photos, and of course Pavlos who kindly offered to take up the challenge.

Final score was 9-1, Pat Mcconnell only player to score against the maestro!

 

Junior and Adults, Allegro November 2017

Great turnout on Armistice Day in Charing Cross for the twin allegro event at Phones today (invitational adults and junior events). Thanks to John Mccartan (and son Chris) of Dalmuir Chess Club, and John Mcintyre for running things. And warm thanks to the Bridge Club, once again, for their kind hospitality.

32 adults and 18 juniors 🏁 took part. Full results of adults section viewable here

Congratulations to the winners, joint first place, David Macconnell of Bankton Chess Club and Duncan Walker of Edinburgh West. both scored unbeaten 4.5/5 in a consistently strong field of players. Congrats to Phones players with strong showings: Guy Lyons (3rd=) and Sokratis Komaris (7=).

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Phones chess club profile

A little questionnaire about our club has been published here by Jon Fisher , excerpt:

How diverse is your club?

Members are all ages from 18 to 70s, one of the great delights of chess is the ability of ages to socialise and play competitively together in our opinion.

We have members currently from Poland, Cyprus, Greece, Malawi, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Morocco/France and England, as well as many Scottish. Our members live all over Glasgow too.

We thus are a very international club, which is perhaps related to our former home of the Polish Club in Glasgow, where we often had several Poles take part. But sadly we have had to move a bit down the road to our happy new home, the St Andrew Bridge Club, who are very welcoming of us, and this has been great for the health of the club and we hope to stay here for a number of years to come.

We sadly do not have any female players (which is perhaps typical of a lot of chess clubs, but they would be more than welcome!).

Chess stall at Yorkhill Finnieston Gala Day Sun. 24th Sept 2017

Hi members of Phones Chess Club will be running a stall at the Gala day in YoFi / G3 / Yorkhill Finnieston area of Glasgow.

Sunday 24th September. The times of operation will be 11:00 – 16:00.

 
It is in Overnewton Square park and very near Kelvingrove Art Gallery.