WICKLOW'S chess team earned promoted to the Ennis Shield in the final of the Leinster Chess league by beating the top team Cavan on a score of 3.5 to 1.5 at the weekend. Cavan were overall winners of the league.
Wicklow team members were: Tony Cleere, Sinead Duffy (14 years old); Eddie Humphrey, Valery Leshchenko (who was made an Irish citizens last week), Philip Maguire, John Mcgann, Jim Mcnamara, Fergus O'conchobhair.
Valery Leshchenko and Eddie Humphrey also won board prizes for winning 8.5 out of 11 game.
Eddie finished in second place while Valery ended the league in third place over all.