Just past the half-way mark in the European Youth Championships in Antalya, and Kavin is already up 60 FIDE points, having beaten beaten two 2250s in the past three rounds.Continue Reading
There’s a rolling report from Slavko and Venkat on the EYC in Antalya, at which Kavin, Leon and Lara are in action, on the ICU website here.
Best of luck to Kavin, Leon and Lara, whose World Juniors campaigns start at 1pm Irish time today in Mamaia, Romania.Continue Reading
Former Bunratty winner Wesley So has been involved in a lovely tactic which will appear in many textbooks and tactics puzzle sites to come.Continue Reading
Lara is on Board 2 for today’s opening game against Myanmar, and you can watch live here from 10:30am Irish time (probably with a standard 15-minute anti-cheating delay added)
The 2022 Olympiad opening ceremony gets underway around about now, with games due to start tomorrow. And for the first time in 12 years – and only the third time ever – there’ll be St Benildus involvement.Continue Reading
Best of luck to Kevin and Brendan, who are in the Ireland team in the World Over 50s tournament which starts today in Acqui Terme in Italy.Continue Reading
Congratulations to Lara, who has been selected for the upcoming Olympiad in Chennai in India. She’ll be the first Benildus player to travel since Nicky Benson went to the 2010 Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk. Gerry O’Connell (Elista 1998) is the only other player to represent the country while a St Benildus player.
Diana Bueckert was named as third reserve in the event of any withdrawals.
The Olympiad is from 28th July to 10th August. Best of luck Lara!
The Glorney 2021 was an online event again, and Benildus was well-represented, including an overall winner.Continue Reading
There’s a total of 10 Benildus players selected across the various 2020 Glorney Cup panels, with the competition itself taking place online at the end of the month.