Chess, May 2022
Last Thursday, 28th of April our Chess squad travelled to St. Benildus. Two Thirty-minute matches were played. Blackrock played black in the first round with St. Benildus on white. In round two, St. Benildus boards stayed the same position and we switched as outlined below. Blackrock played white in the second round and with 1 point for a win, ½ point for a draw, we won an excellent match.
We thank Ms Wyse for her organisation of the opportunity.
|Board 1||Evan McCourt||5th Year||0|
|Board 2||Charlie Parsons||5th Year||0|
|Board 3||Theo Galligan||2nd Year||1|
|Board 4||Philip Duffy||3rd Year||1|
|Board 5||Conor Wall||3rd Year||1|
|Board 6||Rory O’Kane||5th Year||1|
|Board 7||Leon Coleman||5th Year||1|
|Board 8||Brian Carroll||2nd Year||0|
|Board 9||Ian Duane||2nd Year||½|
|Board 10||Dominic Kilbride||3rd Year||1|
|Total Points:||6 ½|
|Board 1||Charlie Parsons||5th Year||0|
|Board 2||Evan McCourt||5th Year||1|
|Board 3||Philip Duffy||2nd Year||1|
|Board 4||Theo Galligan||3rd Year||1|
|Board 5||Rory O’Kane||3rd Year||1|
|Board 6||Conor Wall||5th Year||1|
|Board 7||Brian Carroll||5th Year||0|
|Board 8||Leon Coleman||2nd Year||1|
|Board 9||Dominic Kilbride||2nd Year||1|
|Board 10||Ian Duane||3rd Year||½|
|Total points:||7 ½|
We decided to play two thirty-minute matches. Blackrock played black in the first round with St. Benildus on white. In round two, St. Benildus boards stayed the same position and we switched as outlined below. Blackrock played white in the second round.
There was 1 point for a win, ½ point for a draw and 0 for a loss.
Great first round played by the boys. Evan and Charlie played right to the wire with their opponents. Evan gave it his all but his opponent was St. Benildus’ strongest player, he was excellent. Even our coach Hector said he has played against this student a few times himself and he found it hard to beat him!
Conor on board 5 had a quick victory. Theo and Philip on board 3 and 4 had very narrow matches but thankfully were victorious.
Another great round, with some boys winning both matches. Ian Duane played an excellent game against his opponent. They were the last board to finish with only minutes left on the clock. Frank Scott (St. Benildus’ coach) commended Ian on such an excellent but tough game.
We look forward to welcoming St. Benildus College to Blackrock on Wednesday 4th May at 10am for another friendly match. Hopefully we can keep up our winning streak!