Our BEA team played their first league chess match of the season at home which was lost four to one to Finglas. Paddy secured a draw on Board One despite been a pawn down. Des lost on Board two after a blunder in which he could not prevent a mating attack. Suzanne drew on Board three after what appeared to be a difficult game. Austin, on Board four lost a King and Pawn ending after rightly turning down a draw offer after a few moves and Seamus lost a game in which he was at one stage two pawns up but was boxed in and lost material. Not a great start to the league but results will improve. Next game away to Skerries.
Naomh Barrog chess club is starting back next Tuesday September 3rd at 7.30pm. Hope to see you all there. New members very welcome
Our prize giving for the 2018-2019 Club Championships followed our AGM on June 11th.
It was an enjoyable competition with a rush to finish games before the end of the season!
Final results were:
1st Paddy Byrne
2nd Michael O’Dwyer
3rd Suzanne Barry
Michael Bolger was awarded most improved player. Prizes were presented on the night by Seán Waldron.