Welsh Clubs in Europe

Abergavenny players Mark Adams and Andy Borg, recently took part in the European Club Championships. Both players, playing for Cardiff, were in Group 2 of this years competition, in Reykjavik, Iceland (24-26/9/99). Expecting to score 'nil point', the team did very well to finish 6/8 and were actually on a plus score after two rounds. . The Russian team (Siberia, Tomsk) took first place in group 2 of the European Chess Cup 1999 and will participate in the finals.

 Final ranking:

1. Siberia, Tomsk Russia
2. Invicta Knights, Maidstone England
3. Hellir Chess Club, Reykjavík Iceland
4. SK 34, Nykobing Denmark
5. Reykjavík Chess Club, Reykjavík Iceland
6. Cardiff Chess Club, Wales
7. Akureyri Chess Club, Akureyri Iceland
8. Crumlin, Dublin Ireland

 

SK 34, Denmark

Cardiff Chess Club, Wales

Result

 

 

Lars Bo Hansen g DEN 2564

John Trevelyan WLS 2128

1 - 0

 

 

Henrik Danielsen g DEN 2512

A. Borg MLT 2135

1 - 0

 

 

Mikkel Antonsen m DEN 2402

John Fletcher -

1 - 0

 

 

Erling Mortensen m DEN 2445

Alan Spice WLS 2160

0 - 1

 

 

Andreas Bang f DEN 2305

Mark Adams WLS 2024

0 - 1

 

 

Jens Hartung Nielsen -

Peter Davis -

1 - 0

 

 

 

4-2

 

 

Cardiff Chess Club, Wales

Crumlin, Ireland

Result

 

 

 

John Trevelyan WLS 2128

Mel O'Cinneide IRL 2252

˝ - ˝

 

 

 

A. Borg MLT 2135

Daire McMahon IRL 2230

1 - 0

 

 

 

Alan Spice WLS 2160

John Hurley IRL 2105

1 - 0

 

 

 

John Fletcher -

Bernard Palmer IRL 2036

0 - 1

 

 

 

Mark Adams WLS 2024

Trevor Rufli -

1 - 0

 

 

 

Peter Davis -

Derek Smith -

1 - 0

 

 

 

 

4˝-1˝

 

 

 

Reykjavik Chess Club, Iceland

Cardiff Chess Club, Wales

Result

 

 

Throstur Thorhallsson g ISL 2489

John Trevelyan WLS 2128

1 - 0

 

 

Jon Viktor Gunnarsson m ISL 2411

A. Borg MLT 2135

1 - 0

 

 

Bjorgvin Jonsson m ISL 2392

Alan Spice WLS 2160

1 - 0

 

 

Gudmundur Sigurjonsson g ISL 2465

John Fletcher -

1 - 0

 

 

Thorsteinn Thorsteinsson f ISL 2317

Mark Adams WLS 2024

1 - 0

 

 

Bergsteinn Einarsson ISL 2241

Paul Davies ENG 2004

˝ - ˝

 

                     

Alan Spice and Andy Borg.                             Mark Adams about to sac the exchange.

                      

Peter Davies at the Fischer - Spassky table       Queuing up at the most expensive MacDonalds in Europe

 

Games

 

 

Adams,M (2024) - Bang,A (2305) [B15]

15th ECC Gp, 1999

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Ng3 h5 6.h4 Qc7 7.N1e2 e5 8.Be3 Be6 9.a3 Nbd7 10.Qd2 0-0-0 11.0-0-0 Be7 12.Qe1 Nd5 13.Ne4 Nxe3 14.fxe3 Bg4 15.Nf2 Nf6 16.Rd3 Rhe8 17.Nxg4 Nxg4 18.g3 Bf6 19.c3 c5 20.Kb1 c4 21.Rd2 Nxe3 22.Qf2 exd4 23.Bh3+ Kb8 24.cxd4 Ka8 25.Rc1 Qa5 26.Rc3 Nd5 27.Rcc2 Ne3 28.Rc3 Nd5 29.Rcc2 Rxe2 30.Rxe2 c3 31.Bg2 cxb2 32.Bxd5 Qxd5 33.Qg2 Qxd4 34.Red2 Qb6 35.Rxd8+ Qxd8 36.Qd2 Qb8 37.Qd7 1-0

Borg,A (2135) - McMahon,D (2230) [D38]

15th ECC Gp, 1999

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 c5 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Bd3 Qa5 9.Qc2 c4 10.Bf5 0-0 11.0-0 Re8 12.Nd2 g6 13.Bh3 Kg7 14.f3 h6 15.Bxf6+ Nxf6 16.Bxc8 Raxc8 17.Rfe1 Re6 18.a3 Bxc3 19.bxc3 Nd7 20.e4 Nb6 21.a4 Rce8 22.Reb1 a6 23.e5 Rb8 24.Nf1 Nd7 25.Ne3 Rb6 26.Rxb6 Nxb6 27.f4 f5 28.exf6+ Kxf6 29.Ng4+ Ke7 30.Re1+ Kd8 31.Qxg6 Nd7 32.Ne5 Nxe5 33.Rxe5 Qxa4 34.Rxd5+ 1-0

Spice,A (2160) - Mortensen,E (2445) [B67]

15th ECC Gp, 1999

1.Nc3 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.e4 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 Bd7 9.f4 b5 10.Nxc6 Bxc6 11.Qe1 Qa5 12.Bxf6 gxf6 13.Kb1 Be7 14.f5 b4 15.Ne2 e5 16.Nc1 Rg8 17.g3 Rg4 18.Bg2 Qb6 19.Bf3 Rg8 20.Qg1 Qxg1 21.Rhxg1 Kd7 22.Rge1 Bd8 23.Nd3 a5 24.Nf2 Ke7 25.Ng4 Bc7 26.Re2 a4 27.Red2 Rgd8 28.Ne3 Bb6 29.Nd5+ Bxd5 30.Rxd5 Bc5 31.Be2 Rg8 32.Bb5 a3 33.Rxc5 dxc5 34.Rd7+ Kf8 35.Bc4 Rg7 36.Bd5 Rc8 37.bxa3 bxa3 38.Ra7 h5 39.Rxa3 h4 40.Ra7 hxg3 41.hxg3 Ke8 42.a4 Kd8 43.a5 Rc7 44.Ra6 Rxg3 45.Rxf6 Ra3 46.a6 Ra7 47.Bb7 Ra5 48.Kc1 Rb5 49.Rxf7 1-0

 

 

 

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