Well done to Ben Murray, whose St Mary’s Haddington Road team won the newly-revived Interprovincial Primary Schools title in Gonzaga last weekend!
St Mary’s finished on 23½ points, 7½ points clear of nearest rivals St Conleth’s, after dropping just half a point over the weekend.
A reminder that the final two rounds of the 2017 Grand Prix Blitz will be this Wednesday and next Wednesday, the 3rd and the 10th. Usual story – 8pm start, 6 rounds, and points mean prizes.
There’s ten Benildus players taking part in the Leinster championships in Malahide this weekend. Five are in the top section – Mel, Tim, Constantin, Zdravko and Mihailo, and all are seeded in the first round. Two are playing in the middle section – William and Seán, who between them won the bottom section and a grading prize in this section last year. And Danny, Bhudhav and Ben are competing in the bottom section.
You can keep track of all the results here. Best of luck to all!
With another season over, the season’s High Fives can be put into the attic.
The last day of the leagues saw the club secure its first ever double – indeed, the first double achieved by any club across Leinster in five years – as we took home both the Heidenfeld Trophy and the O’Hanlon Cup. Elsewhere, five players ended up going unbeaten through the season, having played five games or more, while we finished sixth in the O’Hanlon for the fourth year running.
A smaller-than-usual Blitz Grand Prix event on Wednesday saw the gap at the top of the leaderboard narrow to just a single point ahead of a double-header in May.
Well done to Danny Kashanin and Thomas Cooney, Irish U-10 champion and U-12 runner-up respectively after a great weekend for the club in Sligo! In the U-10s, Danny only dropped half a point – a draw with the joint winner – en route to the club’s first ever title at this level, while Lorcan Cooney only lost to the two joint winners, including a final-round battle against Danny. In the U-12s, Thomas only lost to the winner Danny Dwyer, as did Ben Murray, who unfortunately also dropped one other point to end up on 4/6.