We had a great turnout on Saturday 3rd Of November, 36 juniors from Rathmines, Ashbourne and Shankhill junior clubs got together in KBC for the team challenge. Because of the uneven number of players for the various teams we played a two round jamboree with the stronger players paired against each other. Some players from Rathmnes, Ashbourne and Shankhill were playing in their first ever team event. Event was won by a very impressive Ashbourne team.
Top scorers on the day with 2 out of 2 were Eoghan Turner (Rathmines), Isaac Moore, Bijin Babu (Ashbourne) and Joseph Greevey(Shankhill)
Followed by Matthew Gallagher (Rathmines), Jim O’Reilly, Ross Beatty(Shankhill) and Kevin Dat Conay (Ashbourne) on 1.5 out of 2. On board 1 for Rathmines Fiachra drew with Ross Beatty(Shankhill) and Piotr Baczkoski(Ashbourne) in two very tense long games. Newcomer to Rathmines, Sergiu Glingeanu, won his first game for the club against Jose Devano but was beaten by one of Ashbournes top players Jonathon Tsang. Thanks to Stefan and Lukasz for bringing so many enthusiastic players along for a great day,
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Message from Stefan
There were some cracking matches all round. On our side, Adam Murphy played a great game against Eoghan Turner, losing a tremendous battle; Jonathan Tsang was edged out by Liam Coman and Piotr found Nikita Koush was continuing his winning form from Drogheda. The second round saw Eoghan Turner complete a double win over Ashbourne players by beating Rachel Hue, Bejin continued his fine performance by overcoming young Cillian Scallan after a difficult opening phase, whilst Piotr had to contend with bigger brother, Fiachra Scallan. This was a high class match which was eventually drawn and a tremendous result for Piotr. Fiachra recently represented Ireland in the home internationals, and last month tied for first in the Galway Congress beating higher rated adults on the way.