The 2013 Irish Junior Championships take place next weekend in Shannon. Selection rules for the Irish underage teams at the Glorney Cup in the summer state that players have to have played in the championships at least every other year.
The club’s ICU ratings have been updated to account for the successful Armstrong, Heidenfeld and O’Hanlon campaigns.
A weakened Bodley B rescued a draw against bottom side – and bogey side – Naomh Barróg B tonight, a result which nevertheless puts a big dent in our automatic promotion hopes.
Only two of our three teams involved on the final day of the leagues made their goals, but a remarkable final day’s action still saw the 2012/13 season end as our most successful in a long time.
The shortened time control hit the Bodley A again at the weekend, as they fell to a disastrous 3½-1½ defeat against bottom-of-the-table Curragh.
A quick update on the league tables as we head towards the final week of the season for our top three teams.
The Bodley B completed a double over Inchicore to move to within 2½ points of Skerries and automatic promotion.
Feeling inspired by Bunratty? Tomorrow (Wednesday) sees two opportunities to play a Grandmaster for yourself.
Think Topalov was quite the coup for Bunratty last week? Next year’s going to be even stronger, as the comments section of this interesting article indicates (not that I’m biased at all…)
Make sure and mark 7 to 9 February 2014 in your diaries!
Details of the last round of the leagues later this month have been announced.