2013-14 Leinster League board prizes

Board prizes for the 2013-14 Leinster league campaign were awarded at the AGM on Monday, 19th May to the highest scoring players on each team.

In the Armstrong Cup (division 1) Zygis Jakubauskas and Liam Porter each scored 8/11. They are pictured below being presented with their trophies by club treasurer, Gerry Barry.

Stephen Kelly won the board prize for the Heidenfeld Trophy (div 2) with a score of 8/11. He is pictured below with club president, Victor Murray.

In the Ennis Shield (div 3) Eugene McMorrow and Andrew Peters were joint top scorers with 6/11.

The top scorer in the O’Hanlon Cup (div 4) was club president, Victor Murray, who scored 7½/11. He is shown below receiving his prize from club treasurer, Gerry Barry.

In the Bodley Cup (div 6), the top scorer was Alex Goss who scored an unbeaten 6/8

O’Connell Cup news

The Elm Mount Knights team finished runners up in the “rising stars” section of the O’Connell Cup competition held in ALSAA recently.

From left to right, the Elm Mount players are Cathal Hogarty (in green), James Jacobs, Philip Grehan and Martin Jacobs. Philip and James also got board prizes as they finished on scores of 6/7. There were 8 teams in all in the Rising Stars event in an all play all format.

12 of our juniors in total played in the event with no less than 9 of them making their competitive debuts for the club. The players who rotated through the Elm Mount Kings team during the event were Charlie and Josh Mahon, Andrew and Adrian John, Conor O’ Shea, Neville and Noble George and Conal Kirwan.

Some more photos below, including Charlie Mahon relaxing at lunchtime by playing soccer with some of the other competitors

Elm Mount prize-winners at Malahide

The Elm Mount prize winners at the Malahide Millenium / Leinster Championships tournament are pictured below. A large number of Elm Mount players participated.

David Fitzsimons finished =2nd in  the Senior section.
Stephen Kelly finished 2nd in the Intermediate section.
Shane Melaugh and Gavin Melaugh won grading prizes in the Junior section.

. David Fitzsimons receiving his prize from Peter ScottStephen Kelly

Shane Melaugh

Gavin Melaugh

Chess Pieces

Two new items have been added to Chess Pieces:-

  • a collage “Lenin Plays Chess” by Oliver Dunne & Siobhán McCooey which was published in a German chess magazine, KARL:Das Kulturelle Schachmagazin,  last year
  • a poem Deep Chess by Lawrence Ferlinghetti – sent in by Oliver Dunne

All suggestions welcome!