After the experience of Helensburgh 3 years ago, we thought it might be prudent to put the match on one of the TVs. Good idea in practice but I could not find an HDMI cable anywhere to connect my tablet to the TV. Sadly players had to crowd round my tablet to watch Andy roar to victory :D Well done Andy!!!
Of course the downside is it is in the playing hall and we had to be silent.
Today has been a massive improvement on yesterday. Lets face it, it could not have been any worse :p I checked the house last night and found 4 cat 5 cables which meant we could have 12 boards today! Popping into work tomorrow to grab some more so I can wire up the remaining boards giving us a total of 16.
On the playing front, we have three leaders on 2/2. Matthew Turner, Andy Muir, Andrew Newton and our perpetual champion, Roddie McKay
Of interest in the chasing pack is young Lukah Connolly-Sams. Lukah is graded a mere 1498. I say mere as he has scored 1.5/2 against a 1800 and a 2101! Tomorrow sees Lukah facing a titled opponent in IM Mark Orr. I'll be watching that one with interest.
In the 7 day tournament we have the two leaders playing against each other. James Watson and George Murphy
In George Square (see, George is such a Gentleman, they named a Square in Glasgow after him), we have the Homeless World Cup. All day we have been treated to various national anthems and some really good support. Sounds like a fantastic event (and it is free to get in). It goes on for another week and I would recommend popping along if you get the chance.
Overall not a bad day at all. No real disasters and everything running smoothly. It won't last :D
Time for a bit of relaxation, some football on the TV and up early to go and get the remaining cables for tomorrow