You are here: Home Archives Ulster Chronicles 2016-2017 Season UCU Web 2016 Ballynafeigh 1 reassert title challenge with blowout at the Bankers' Club

Ballynafeigh 1 reassert title challenge with blowout at the Bankers' Club

(B&D League 2016/17 - Week 18) Trailing Muldoons 1 by eight points with a match in hand, Ballynafeigh 1 needed a big win over bottom-placed The A Team - which is exactly what they got.

Division 1

 

  • QUB 1 3.5-1.5 Ballynafeigh 2
  • The A Team 0.5-4.5 Ballynafeigh 1

 

With leaders Muldoons 1 having a free week, Ballynafeigh 1 had a chance to put some pressure on the defending champions - a chance they took in style as they hammered The A Team 4.5-0.5. David Houston, Steve Scannell, John Bradley and Damien Lavery all won for the visitors, with only Alan Thomason giving up a half-point to Bruce Maclean. Ballynafeigh 2 were a player short against QUB 1 and went down 3.5-1.5, although Eoin Carey (1630) achieved a creditable win over Callum Ormerod (1759), claiming the upset of the week after a piece sacrifice went awry.

PlayedPoints
Muldoons 1 13 67.5
Ballynafeigh 1 13 66
QUB 1 13 46.5
Ballynafeigh 2 14 26.5
The A Team 13 24.5

Division 2

 

  • Muldoons 2 1-4 Civil Service
  • Ballynafeigh 3 3.5-1.5 Kelly's Heroes
  • Ballynafeigh 4 1-4 Fruithill

 

Ballynafeigh 3 extended their lead with a comfortable win over Kelly's Heroes. Once again, it was the Zelenchuks who did the damage for the home side, with Daniil beating Bernard Jaffa and Dmitry beating Craig Stevenson. Muldoons 2 were no match for Civil Service as the Stormont-based side's superior strength in depth took its toll. Bottom side Ballynafeigh 4 lost heavily to Fruithill, while QUB 2 vs Bangor Webbs was postponed.

PlayedPoints
Ballynafeigh 3 18 89
QUB 2 17 71
Civil Service 18 63.5
Kelly's Heroes 17 62.5
Fruithill 16 56.5
Bangor Webbs 17 53.5
Muldoons 2 18 44
Ballynafeigh 4 17 42

Division 3

 

  • Ballynafeigh 7 1.5-2.5 Ballynafeigh 5
  • Ballynafeigh 6 0.5-4.5 QUB 3

 

Ballynafeigh 7 moved a step closer to the Belfast and District league wooden spoon as they were narrowly beaten by Ballynafeigh 5, while Ballynafeigh 6 were steamrolled by QUB 3.

PlayedPoints
QUB 3 (Champions) 14 86.5
Balynafeigh 6 13 39
Ballynafeigh 5 14 37.5
QUB 4 12 36
Ballynafeigh 7 13 30
Contents
News
Muldoons 1 take Silver King lead (B&D League 2017/18 Week 4) Muldoons 1 are the new Division 1 leaders after a convincing win over The A Team, while Kell... Nov 20, 2017
Bangor and Fruithill give chase in Strawbridge Cup (B&D League 2017/18 Week 3) With Division 1 not in action this week, the focus was on Division 2 and the race for the St... Nov 13, 2017
The first Childrens Chess Tournament for 2017/18 The new season kicked off with some elegant chess and top players at the first Childrens Chess 2017/18 at Methodist Coll... Nov 12, 2017
Kelly's Heroes continue 100% start to season (B&D League 2017/18 Week 2) For the second week in a row, Kelly's Heroes won 5-0, while in Division 1 Muldoons 1 looked ... Oct 30, 2017
Civil Service off to flying start as new league season gets underway (B&D League 2017/18 Week 1) Civil Service are the Week 1 leaders of Division 1 after they thumped The A Team. Oct 23, 2017
More news…
« November 2017 »
November
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
Upcoming Events
Omagh Rapidplay 2017 This years Omagh rapidplay will take place on Saturday 25th November at Christian Brothers Grammar School. Nov 25, 2017 10:30 AM - 06:00 PM — Christian Brothers Grammar School, Omagh
Ulster Schools Individual Championships The top young chess players of Ulster battle it out to see who will be the Ulster Champion. 9th December at Methodist Co... Dec 09, 2017 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College, Belfast
NICS Lackadaisical #1 2017-18 The first in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Enjoy Sunday Lunch followed by ent... Dec 10, 2017 01:55 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont
Upcoming events…