Stewarton Bonnet Guild Chess Allegro 1999

Sunday 13th June 1999

report by John Montgomery

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Stewarton Bonnet Guild Chess Allegro 1999 Including the Scottish Allegro Championship 1999 And the Ayrshire Junior Championships Organised by Stewarton Chess Club in Association with Stewarton Bonnet Guild, the Scottish Chess Association and the Ayrshire Chess Association Held on Sunday 13th June 1999 in the Stewarton Annick Youth Centre, Stewarton.

We were pleased this year to host both the Scottish Allegro Championships as well as the Ayrshire Junior Championships as part of our tournament. This year's attendance was well up with 112 players entering the tournament. Just under half the entries came from Ayrshire clubs with other players from as far afield as Dundee, Dumfries and Aberdeen.

The Scottish Allegro Championship was won by top seed and one of the highest rated players in Scotland Colin McNab of Dundee Victoria Chess Club.

Stewarton Chess Club would like to thank Malcolm Johnston and the other officials from the Bonnet Guild committee for their assistance in setting up and running the tournament this year and our sincere thanks to local company McCluskey Browne who donated all the trophies, shields and medals awarded during the prizegiving.

We are also grateful to the staff of the Youth Centre especially Johnny Wilson who pulled out all the stops to help us in our new venue for the event. The organisers of the event would like to thank the controllers who have supported the tournament for many years with their help and skills in running the events.

Thanks to John McNicoll of Kilmarnock Chess Club and Alan Steel of our own Stewarton Chess Club. Many thanks to Ken Stewart of the Scottish Chess Association for running and controlling the Championship event. The ladies of the canteen / tuck shop excelled again this year with their home baking and tasty selection of hot and cold food (Bunty Montgomery, Maryann Cowie, Audrey McAngus), and served a splendid array of home baking donated by parents of the junior members of Stewarton Chess Club.

Thanks are also due to Sam Collins of Chess and Bridge Supplies (Scotland) for running a bookstall at the venue.

Scottish Allegro Championship

First			Colin McNab, Dundee Victoria
Second equal		Alan Grant, Cathcart
Second equal		Stephen Mannion, Cathcart
Grading prize		Elliott Frew, Greenwood
Best Ayrshire player	John Shaw, Kilmarnock
Major section

First			Jim Docherty, Kilmarnock
Second (on tiebreak)	Mike Hanley, Holy Cross, Hamilton
Third (on tiebreak)	Hugh Flockhart, Lasswade, Edinburgh
Fourth (on tiebreak)	Donald Wilson, Grangemouth
Grading prizes		Michael Rooney, Neilston, Tony Ritchie, Kilmarnock
and Frank Murray, Cambuslang
Best Ayrshire players	Jim Cunningham, Ardrossan
			Siegrun Macgilchrist, Carrick, Maybole
Minor section

First			Christopher Tweedie, Airdrie YMCA
Second (on tiebreak)	Richard Fisher, Giffnock
Third (on tiebreak)	Steven Tweedie, Airdrie YMCA
Fourth (on tiebreak)	Luke Greenslade. Holy Cross, Hamilton
Fifth (on tiebreak)	Jimmy Orr, Holy Cross, Hamilton
Sixth (on tiebreak)	Derek Rooney, Holy Cross, Hamilton
Grading prizes		John Montgomery, Bearsden, Glasgow,
			Carol Wright, Ayr, Kirsty Stevenson, Perth
Arthur Katte and Niall Fergusson, both Kilmarnock
Best Ayrshire player	Robert McGuire, Ayr
Best Stewarton players	Michael Whyte, Ross Thomson, Cameron McClurg Stewarton

Under 14 section

First (on tiebreak)	Stuart Greenwood, Greenwood Academy, Irvine
Second (on tiebreak)	Andrew Docherty, Airdrie YMCA
Third equal		David Deary, Greenwood Academy, Irvine
Third equal		Neil Thomson, Giffnock
Third equal		Karen Shovlin, Perth

Under 12 section

First			Colin Horne, Edinburgh
Second equal		Kieran Montgomery, Bearsden, Glasgow
Second equal		Kevin Martin, Airdrie YMCA
Second equal		Lucy Davie, Quarryhill, Aberdeen
Best Ayrshire player	Fraser Gibson, West Kilbride
Best ungraded players 	Alan Campbell, Glebe, Irvine
Kieran Canning, Airdrie YMCA

Prepared by John Montgomery, Secretary, Stewarton Chess Club 4 Barbeth Place, Girdle Toll, Irvine KA11 1QL, Telephone 01294-221486