- Following on last years successful tournament held in Ireland, where Ireland won the Glorney for the first time in almost 50 years, the Glorney team have won for a second time. The Robinson, u14, team have also retained their 1st place, while the Gilbert Girls team have come second to England and the Stokes,u12’s have come third ahead of Wales, England B and Scotland. The years tournament saw the return of France to the competition.
- Congratulations to a fantastic squad of players, coaches and managers.
Best overall squad in the tournament.
Team Board Prizes
- Glorney: Scott Muligan 5/5 on Bd 5
- Gilbert: Alice O’Gorman 3.5/5 Bd 1
- Robinson: Alex Byrne 4.5/5 on Bd 1
- Stokes: Sanjay Menon 3.5/5 on Bd 5
see NEWS section for results of LCU Grand Prix
Leinster Junior Grand Prix
SEE GM ALEX BABURIN‘S NEWSLETTER PAGE ON THIS SITE FOR MORE DETAILS OF Junior Tournaments and Chess Camps
O’Connell Cup and Philip Hogarty Rising Stars
There was a great turnout to the junior team event. Over 125 juniors took part from clubs and schools all over Leinster. The Rising Stars section had 20 teams competing. The overall winners were Tom O’Sullivans Malahide Club Teams taking both first and second place. In joint third place were the school team Pope John Paul II, Monkstown Junior Club team and Rathmines Juniors all girl team.
Several teams entered for the first time and were in the running for the best newcomer award. This was won by the Team from Rathoath/Meath.
1 Malahide Militants,
2 Malahide Majestics,
3-5 Pope John Paul II,
14-16 Skerries 2,
17-19 Maynooth Educate Together,
20-22 Elm Mount 2,
The O’Connell Cup was a Round Robin between teams from Rathmines, Monkstown, Malahide, Blanschardstown , St. Benildus and Skerries.1
Rathmines and Monkstown went into the final round on 4 points each. The Rathmines team captained by Eoin Hunter with Felix Jordan, Sanjay Menon and Utkarash Gupta won out and were presented with the O’Connell Cup. Many thanks to Gerry O’Connell from St. Benildus who presented the prizes.
2 Monkstown A,
3 Malahide Marauders,
4 Team OP,
5 St Benildus,
Irish Junior Championships
The Irish Junior Championships took place in the Carlton Hotel. Blanchardstown Chess Club treated us to a fantastic junior event. The Blanchardstown committee members and many volunteers worked very hard to put together a very successful tournament.
The new 2015 Champions
Under 19 Tom O’Gorman , Dun Laoighaire
Under 16 Conor O’Donnell, Gonzaga
Under 14 Padraig Hughes, Curragh
Under 12 Danny Dwyer, Blanchardstown
Under 10 Admira Kecskemeti, LogicNI
Under 8 Arnold Kecskemeti, LogicNI
Highest placed girls were,
u19 Anastasija Manojlovic, St. Benildus
u16 Diana Mirza, St. Michael’s
U14 Mercedes Plaza Reino, Enniscorthy
u12 Ciara Scallan, Rathmines
u10 Admira Kecskemeti, LogicNI
u8 Giulia Doherty, winner of the New Ireland Perpetual Trophy.
check out http://irishchamps2015.blanchardstownchess.com/index.php for more
Leinster Junior Success at Bunratty
The 2015 Bunratty Chess Festival, established a new Irish record, as 350 players competed in four sections. Master, Challangers, Majors and Minors.
The impressive stature of the tournament can be judged by the line up in the Masters section which included Grandmasters Nigel Short, Nick Pert, Peter Wells Alex Baburin, Bogdan Lalic and the winner World No7 GM Wesley So.
Players from all over Ireland together with players from the United States and the UK, participated over three days. Leinster Junior Chess are particularly proud of the high attendance and success of the Leinster Juniors in all sections.
In the Masters, Conor O’Donnel, Gonzaga, won the highest placed non title Irish player.
Scott Mulligan, Rathmines, was joint winner in the Challangers
Ross Beatty, St. Benildus, was outright winner in the Major
Diarmuid Reidy won the Minor.
SEE GM ALEX BABURIN‘S PAGE FOR NEWS OF Family TOURNAMENT ON 8th FEB. Individual Tournament on 1st of March and Mid Term Chess Camp 16th-20th Feb.
SEE news section for details of the Irish Junior Chess Squad Selections or follow this link http://www.icu.ie/articles/488
SEE LEINSTER SCHOOLS SECTION FOR UPDATES ON CURRENT LEINSTER CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS
SEE NEWS SECTION FOR REPORTS FROM U16 OLYMPIAD IN HUNGARY
Welcome to the Leinster Junior Chess Clubs website. This site is set up to bring all the junior chess playing groups across Leinster together in the one location. To celebrate the achievements of juniors in their various endeavors individually and with their clubs and schools. While we endeavour to bring these sites to your attention we are not responsible for the content of such websites.
The site will direct you to Junior Chess Clubs throughout Leinster on the Junior Clubs Page. Update you on upcoming individual and team events on the Junior Events Calander. There is a link to the Leinster Schools Chess Webpage to follow the Schools Leagues and Leinster Championships. News and History will bring you interesting articles and the Newsletter. There is an awards section which will highlight various achievements of players from across the Provence.
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