After winning the SJC U9 Championship yesterday, today James went on to win the SJC U10 Championship with another perfect score of 7/7; including wins against the two top seeds rated 1184 and 880.
This makes him the Scottish U9 and U10 Champion. ... | Read More
Today James won the Scottish Junior Chess (U9) Championship with an emphatic score of 7 wins from 7 games.
Tomorrow he plays in the SJC (U10) Championship.
Fantastic result! | Read More
On Saturday, Steven completed a Quadrathlon with his training partner - Heather - for charity. They raised over £1700 for Mary's Meals and Mercy Corps.
The event had four stages, as follows:
Swim - 1.35k (0.8 miles) to North side of Loch Tay
R... | Read More
Unfortunately a loss, but hard fought nonetheless.
Badgers Brook 2.5 - 4.5 Dunfermline
Mark Cooke 0.5 Ian Robertson
Kenny McGeoch 0.5 John McBride
Jonathan Rowney 0-1 Iain Sneddon
Andrew McHarg 1-0 Gavin Saxton
Ste... | Read More
The final game of the Edinburgh Allegro League was played last night, and Badgers Brook came within half a board point of first place. Four of the five teams in contention, including Badgers Brook lost their final game 1.5 -2.5. This meant tha... | Read More
Edinburgh 3 beat Pentland Hills 5 - 0 in the final Edinburgh division 1 league match on Wednesday. They needed to win by 6 - 0, as this was the only score that would prevent Badgers Brook from securing the play-off position for the Edinburgh P... | Read More
We lost 4-2. Unlucky guys.
D.Will lost on b1
K.McGeoch drew on b2
J.Rowney lost on b3
I drew on b4
J.Smith won on b5
D.McGilvary lost on b6
I'll need to double check my calculations, but I think this means that our rivals need to win 6-0 ... | Read More
Kenny McGeoch lost quickly on board 1.
Jonathan lost an epic on board 2 (possibly missing a win?)
I drew on 3.
Mark drew on 4 in a tight Rook and pawn endgame.
Dave McG lost on 5 in what looked a close game.
Kenny Aiston drew on 6.
Final sco... | Read More
Well done guys... | Read More
Wins for me and John Smith. Draws for Mark Cooke and Kenny McGeoch. Douglas Will lost and our opponents defaulted board 6.
Well done guys. | Read More
Badgers Brook won 5-1, with Kenny McGeoch the only one losing.
M.Cooke (1922) bt C.McIntee (1724)
D.Will (1858) bt L.McGregor (1681)
K.McGeoch (1839) lst to C.Hutchison (1643)
A.McHarg (1723) bt S.Suvarna (u/g)
J.Smith (1697) bt C.McGilvary (... | Read More
16... | Read More
Well done guys - we were outgraded. | Read More
Both Steven and I won.
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The grades have been published tonight and I have updated the web system with the new season. Our new official published grades are as follows:
NatRankClubRank Pnum Title Surname ForenameMainClubQtyGamesStat PublishedGrade LiveGrade Gra... | Read More
Congratulations to Peter Docherty on becoming the club champion with a score of 5.5
Congratulations to David Marshall who is the runner-up with a score of 5
Well done to everyone who took part. I have submitted the results for grading and they s... | Read More
Well that's the tournament over and the last half was better for me than the first.
Round 5 vs Chris McIntee was very tight. I found a tactic which worked very well in a situation where I thought I was in trouble. After sacrificing a Bishop and t... | Read More
Well the first three rounds didn't end too well for me, but I won round 4! =D
Round 1 vs Jonny Scott was fairly tight until he unleashed a pretty remarkable attack out of nowhere (at least from my perspective). He can't have calculated all of it ... | Read More
Over the last four days I have attended a training seminar in Glasgow with GM Boris Avrukh of Israel. Graded over 2600 and having been involved in training former world Champion Vladimir Kramnik he is clearly someone who knows a thing or two about... | Read More
Unlucky guys, we lost 4.5 - 4 in total (after handicap).
My game below:
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Corstorphine 1 - 5 Badgers Brook
Well played guys, this earns us a promotion to Division 2! | Read More
Steven won the Knights with 4.5 (bye in round 1 plus 4 wins). £110
Pete scored 2.5 in the Bishops event.
I scored 1 in the Premier.
My Games so far. A bit disapointing because I feel like... | Read More
The snow that we had at the weekend can only mean one thing... yes it's Summer Cup time. This is a competition that we traditional do well in, and given success of our teams this season, I am hopeful that we can have a good run in the Cup / Pl... | Read More
Well done everyone!
R.Liddle 1 | Read More
As you can see from the unofficial Edinburgh Allegro League table below, Badgers Brook are back in contention. The league is decided on board count, so we are only one board behind the Edinburgh A with one match each left to play. Edinburgh A... | Read More