CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 23rd May 19
It was Club Championship round 5, part two on and boy did we have some great matches on! As usual the juniors filled the room while the rest went off to play in the Club Championship! Speaking of the Club Championship, we had the shock result of the night, maybe even the tournament as an ungraded player blow the rock up!
Results – Rd 5
Andre Babin (1844) ½, (2114) Declan Shafi J18 ½
This was some match up between the top two players in the championship. Declan only needed draw, while Andre had to win to take the Club Championship title! Hopefully I will be able to post the game asap, but this was a great result for Andre who was well out graded! In the end it`s congratulations to Declan Shafi for becoming the Castlehill Club Champions 2018-19 and making it 5 times in a row! Yes Declan at the age of 14 won the title in 2014-15 and nobody has been able to rest it from him since!
Anybody out there like a challenge?
Paul Shafi (1569) 1, (1064) John Lynch 0
John put up a fight but in the end Paul`s greater experience proved to strong!
Robert Jackson (1564) 0, (1545) Andy Rowe 1
This was a close match but Andy held the edge all the way and then converted it to the win. It`s been a tough old campaign for Andy who considering the players he has played has done very well indeed to come away with any points!
Norrie Carroll (ug), 1, (1360) Colin Young 0
Yes I know, and no it’s not an April fool joke. Norrie played a fantastic game against Colin “The Rock” Young! It was a simple one move checkmate which Colin should have seen, but we have all been there have we not! Boy you should have seen Colin’s face and come to that Norrie`s who was beaming like the Cheshire cat! Well played Norrie and for all your hard work well deserved! Not often you get any easy game against “The Rock!”
That`s it for another week. The Bob Dunn Summer is next (Thurs 30th May). See you all again soon.