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Muldoons 1 pile on pressure after win against leaders

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 14) The Silver King race intensified even further as holders Muldoons 1 beat leaders Ballynafeigh 1.

Division 1

 

  • Ballynafeigh 1 2-3 Muldoons 1
  • The A Team 4-1 Ballynafeigh 2

 

Muldoons 1 are within ten points of leaders Ballynafeigh 1 with two matches in hand after winning 3-2 at Ballynafeigh Community House. The home side were without regular board 1 and three-time Ulster Champion David Houston, and the champions took advantage as Gareth Annesley and Danny Mallaghan won their games, meaning that draws from Stephen Morgan and Nicholas Pilkiewicz put them over the line for the bonus points. Things are also heating up at the other end of the table, with bottom-placed The A Team winning 4-1 against fourth-placed Ballynafeigh 2. The visitors were hit hard by the absences of Mikhail Pavlov and Chris Kelly; in their place, Derek Truesdale (998) and Vincent O'Brien (955) were drafted in from Ballynafeigh's lower teams. Both acquitted themselves well, with Truesdale holding Bobby Thompson (1460) to a draw and O'Brien's losing effort against Bernard Jaffa being the last game to finish. It was to no avail, though, as John Bryars and Sam Flanagan secured wins to bring The A Team to within 1.5 points of Ballynafeigh 2 with a match in hand.

PlayedPoints
Ballynafeigh 1 11 53.5
Muldoons 1 9 43.5
QUB 1 9 33.5
Ballynafeigh 2 11 23
The A Team 10 21.5

Division 2

 

  • Fruithill 4-1 Muldoons 2
  • QUB 2 2.5-2.5 Ballynafeigh 3
  • Ballynafeigh 4 1.5-3.5 Kelly's Heroes
  • Civil Service 2.5-2.5 Bangor Webbs

 

The top of the table clash between QUB 2 and Ballynafeigh 3 ended in a draw; Milad Foozoni and Ross Harris shared the point on board 1, while Samuel Ngieng and Liam Ferris won for the home side and the Zelenchuks, Daniil and Dmitry, both achieved good wins for the visitors. The week's other draw, between Civil Service and the Bangor Webbs, saw the upset of the week as Geoff Hindley (1040) overcame Walter Wilson (1504). Kelly's Heroes defeated Ballynafeigh 4 3.5-1.5 despite being a player down, and Fruithill easily saw off Muldoons 2.

PlayedPoints
Ballynafeigh 3 13 65
QUB 2 14 57.5
Civil Service 14 46.5
Kelly's Heroes 13 46
Fruithill 11 41.5
Bangor Webbs 14 39.5
Muldoons 2 14 38.5
Ballynafeigh 4 13 35.5

Division 3

 

  • Ballynafeigh 7 0.5-4.5 Ballynafeigh 6
  • QUB 4 4.5-0.5 Ballynafeigh 5

 

A QUB 1-2 appears to be on the cards in Division 3 as third-placed QUB 4's rout of second-placed Ballynafeigh 5 brought them to within half a point with two matches in hand. Ballynafeigh 6 beat Ballynafeigh 7 in the week's other Division 3 match.

PlayedPoints
QUB 3 10 62
Ballynafeigh 5 11 32
QUB 4 9 31.5
Ballynafeigh 6 10 26.5
Ballynafeigh 7 10 22
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