Brian Wurr Memorial Match
7 March 2022
Corstorphine were the visitors to compete for the annual Brian Wurr Memorial match.
On paper we were a bit stronger and this proved to be the case on the night where we won 8½ - 1½.
Unfortunately Corstorphine had to default board 3 with a player calling off at the last minute.
All the games were keenly contested with David Burns putting up a very stubborn defence against Matt Rounds king side attack.
Congratulations also to Simeon Tsvetkov on making a successful winning debut on board 10!
For those not aware of Brian Wurr, here are some details from the Corstorphine web site:
BRIAN WURR MEMORIAL TROPHY MATCH
The Brian Wurr Memorial Trophy was gifted to the club by Sheila Wurr, widow of Brian Wurr who was a Civil Servant working in the Inland Revenue. It consists of a Battle of Culloden Chess Set shown below and is awarded annually to the winner of a challenge match between the chess club and a team from the Edinburgh Civil Service Chess Club.
|Civil Service||Civil Service||Corstorphine||Corstorphine|
|1||Crawford T Macnab||1811||½ - ½||Chris Sykes||1791|
|2||Charles Gunn-Russell||1797||½ - ½||Alistair K J MacNaughton||1705|
|3||Allan McDiarmid||1740||1d - 0||DEFAULT|
|4||Matt Rounds||1736||1 - 0||David Burns||1480|
|5||Eric P Smith||1621||1 - 0||Krishan Paterson|
|6||Euan McDiarmid||½ - ½||Michael Anderson||1234|
|7||Gerry Brown||1435||1 - 0||Angus G Ruthven||1205|
|8||Nick West||1370||1 - 0||Sanjay Dinesh Kumar|
|9||Sandy Powell||1108||1 - 0||Michael Flannigan|
|10||Simeon Tsvetkov||1 - 0||James Ferguson||921|
|8½ - 1½|
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