International honours, an FM title, multiple Irish championships – but Stephen finally has the one honour which was missing from his trophy cabinet!
The first round of the 2019 Frank Scott Shield will take place on Wednesday week, the 18th, at 7:30pm. You can sign up now by posting below or mentioning it at the club this Wednesday! The current schedule has us finished on 18th December; we will try bring this forward by either rearranging league games or splitting a round over two nights as required.
Edit – the initial entry list has been added. The draw will be published on Monday evening using the ratings after the City of Dublin!
With nearly one in five of the 123 entrants in the 2019 City of Dublin representing St Benildus, it was always likely that we’d be well in the thick of things, but three section runners-up, a section winner and a clean sweep of the live boards was a decent haul!
There’s still time to enter the last weekender before the league teams are finalised – the City of Dublin in Coláise Éanna next weekend. You can join the 96 entrants to date here, while the tournament info sheet is here in pdf format.
With thanks to Des, who pointed out this had never been updated!
The fixtures for the 2019/20 season have been published and are available here. (Bodley fixtures will be released next month once teams are known). We’ll be picking draft league teams next week, though there is still one last tournament before the season gets underway, which is the City of Dublin next weekend. So if you want to try gain a few rating points to push yourself up a board, that’s your final chance!
The dates for the Frank Scott Shield and the blitz events are provisional for now – we will almost certainly have to rearrange a league game to get the Frank Scott Shield finished earlier than the current round 5 date of 18th December.