Leagues, round 9: Wins at the end of the season
SC Rottal 1 and 2 won their matches at the end of league season. Both teams can now look back on an overall successful season, although they had to deal with some significant personnel problems.
The Landesliga team beat the with only six players competing SC Dillingen clearly with 6.5:1.5 and finished in the final table in third place, which appears to be a significant increase over the previous year, when the team had long to fight against relegation. The best individual result was achieved by Josef Ager with six points from nine appearances - an excellent performance on the second board, which is rewarded with a significant DWZ plus. Relatively speaking, Gerhard Spiesberger with 4.5 points from six appearances and Klaus Schwarzmeier five points from seven appearances scored even better. Also in the black are FM Patrick Bensch, Hans Wagner (both 5.5/9) and Ingo Walch (5/9).
SC Rottal 2 finished the season in the Niederbayernliga with a 5.5:2.5 victory over TV Geiselhöring, thus finishing fifth in the final standings - a place that roughly matches the capability of the second squad. The best single player is Andreas Klinge, who scored a very good result with five points from six games. The balance is also positive for Norbert Frühauf (3,5/5), Andreas Siemens (3.5/6), Simon Rueß (3/5) and Reinhard Rund (2.5/4)
The fourth team, already certain as champion of the Kreisklasse West, had a free day at the end of the season. In the final table, their lead over runner-up SK Landshut 2 is two points. Team leader Andreas Erhardsberger himself made the biggest contribution to this success with four points from five games. Dr. Hermann Post contributed three points from four appearances to the team result, Konrad Maier was successful on both his appearances.
GM Petr Haba (Grieskirchen/Schallerbach) repeats victory on Rottal chess boards (report from Josef König)
Pfarrkirchen / Linz (jk) - Grandmaster Petr Haba has repeated his success at the Rottal Chess Open. The 52-year-old Czech chess professional (ELO 2441), who plays in the Austrian Bundesliga on board one for the SV Sparkasse Grieskirchen / Bad Schallerbach, decided the tournament with 5.5 points from 7 games and 35.0 Buchholz tiebreak points in his favour. Grandmaster colleague Viesturs Meijers (Latvia / ELO 2472) finished second with 32.5 tiebreak points. Also 5.5 points scored the third placed Fide Master Kirill Burdalev (CZ, 32.0 BH), fourth Dr. Rainer Pappenheim (SC Starnberg, 31.5 BH) and fifth Artem Omelja (Ukraine, 28.5). At the second edition of the tournament, 62 brain athletes (including five women and girls) from eight nations were at the start in the Hall of Workers' Welfare (AWO) in the Lower Bavarian Pfarrkirchen (LK Rottal-Inn) from Good Friday to Easter Monday.
(results, round reports and photos at www.rottaler-schach-open.de)
Club Championship 2017/18, round 5: Andreas Nöhbauer still in the lead
Youth leagues, round 5/6: First team wins, second loses
The second youth team ended the season in the Jugend-Bezirksliga West with a 1.5:2.5 defeat to FC Ergolding 5 and finished in the final rankings in third place. Fortunately, David Csonka scored a win on his debut in the team and Vladislav Sharin also drew at the top board. With 2.5 points from three appearances "Vlad" achieved an outstanding single result. Luca Fechtner was even able to win all three of his games and made it the top scorer. Lukas Maier and Maximilian Hausleitner each scored one point from two games.