Chess players bag two titles in Dublin

Published 01/04/2014 | 05:32

Gold medal winning Malahide Under 16 chess team (front from left) Jacob Flynn, Killian Burke, Ben Moriarity. (Back from left) David Deneher, Alessio Roselli, David Kearney and Paul Downey.
Gold medal winning Malahide Under 16 chess team (front from left) Jacob Flynn, Killian Burke, Ben Moriarity. (Back from left) David Deneher, Alessio Roselli, David Kearney and Paul Downey.

It was a case of check mate and check mate again for Malahide chess players who took not one but two titles at the recent Dublin Community Games chess competition.

Malahide's U16 and U12 teams both emerged triumphant from the competition, having slayed the opposition with their skills on the chess board.

The U16 team were, in fact, the reigning champions, and successfully defended their title to win the their second in a row.

In the opening match Malahide accounted for Skerries 4-1 and then beat Jobstown 4.5-0.5. Skerries beat Jobstown to win the silver medals.

The Malahide squad was captained by Killian Burke with David Deneher, Paul Downey, Jacob Flynn, David Kearney, Ben Moriarty and Alessio Roselli

The U12 s had a longer route. Their opening match was against Skerries which they won 5-0. They then faced the reigning champions, Lucan, and won a closely fought match 3-2.

They were well on top in their remaining two matches, winning 4.5-0.5 and 5-0 against Portmarnock and 12th Lock respectively. Skerries also won the silver in this event.

Finn Ellingboe led the Malahide squad with Conor Bosson, Michael Downey, Seán Downey, William Hackett, Isaac Flynn & James Kavanagh.

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