Check­mate in Castlemilk

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane -

A group of Castlemilk chess play­ers nearly cre­ated his­tory 35 years ago. Castlemilk Chess Club al­most de­feated three-time Euro­pean club cham­pi­ons Par­ti­zan Bel­grade, a side packed with grand­mas­ters.

They came close to a huge shock, only los­ing by six and a half points to five and a half points.

Par­ti­san were so im­pressed they in­vited the team over to a chess fes­ti­val in Bel­grade.

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