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Ballynafeigh 1 extend lead with Muldoons win

(B&D League 2016/17 Week 8) Ballynafeigh 1's good run of form continues as they brush aside Muldoons 1 to stretch their lead to 13 points.

Division 1


  • Muldoons 1 1.5-3.5 Ballynafeigh 1
  • Ballynafeigh 2 1.5-3.5 The A Team

 

Ballynafeigh 1's lead just keeps on growing as they beat Muldoons 1 3.5-1.5. David Houston, Calum Leitch and Damien Cunningham all won for the visitors. In the week's other match, The A Team - fielding their strongest side yet -  finally won a match as they beat Ballynafeigh 2 by the same score.

PlayedPoints
Ballynafeigh 1 7 34.5
QUB 1 6 21.5
Muldoons 1 5 20
Ballynafeigh 2 7 19.5
The A Team 5 9.5

Division 2

 

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

 

Despite fielding the lowest-rated team, on average, in Division 2 this week, Ballynafeigh 3 remain at the front of the race for the John Strawbridge Cup as the beat Civil Service 3-2. Daniil Zelenchuk (1170) again pulled off the upset of the week as he saw off David Jackson (1402), while Dmitry Zelenchuk and Brendan Jamison also claimed victory. QUB 2 remain 4.5 points behind after beating Ballynafeigh 4 by the same score. The Bangor Webbs remain in last place after a narrow defeat to Fruithill, while there was controversy in the remaining match, a draw between Kelly's Heroes and Muldoons 2, over a draw claim in the board 1 encounter between David Ruben and Steven Eachus. Ruben, with just seconds on the clock, claimed a draw by insufficient material, but the League Controller ruled in favour of Eachus as a help-mate was still theoretically possible.

PlayedPoints
Ballynafeigh 3 8 38
QUB 2 8 33.5
Fruithill 8 31
Ballynafeigh 4 8 28.5
Muldoons 2 8 26
Kelly's Heroes 8 25
Civil Service 8 23
Bangor Webbs 8 19

Division 3

 

  • Ballynafeigh 5 1-4 QUB 4
  • Ballynafeigh 6 3-2 Ballynafeigh 7

 

Second-placed Ballynafeigh 5 were well beaten by QUB 4, while Ballynafeigh 6 went level on points with Ballynafeigh 7 after beating them 3-2.

PlayedPoints
QUB 3 6 36.5
Ballynafeigh 5 7 24.5
QUB 4 6 19
Ballynafeigh 7 6 16
Ballynafeigh 6 7 16
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