The Kildare Open
(usually scheduled 3rd weekend of February)
Kildare Open in Naas, County Kildare,
Saturday & Sunday, February 20 & 21, 2010
The Kildare Open Draughts Tournament 2010, was
held in the Town House Hotel Nassa on the 20/21 February.
Reported by Bill Dobbins
We had players from North, South, East, and West of Ireland, also players from overseas. We had four players from Scotland, and one from Denmark. We do appreciate the great support from Colin, Graham Young, Anthony Rose, Bernard Coll, from Scotland and Sune Thrane from Denmark. And to all those who played in the competition thank you for your support.
A total of 38 players were entered in three sections, Masters 15 players, Seniors 14 players and Intermediates 9 players, with all levels keenly contested. The Intermediates was won by Brenda Davis on 15 points, second was Julian McGuinness on 13 points, third was Paddy Byrne 12 points, also on 12 points but with lower honour points was Cormac Murphy, who took fourth place. Congratulations to each of the above. The Seniors was won by Bernard Coll from Scotland on 16 points, second was Sean Davis on 13 points (50h/p) third was Brendan Crawley on 13 points (40h/p) fourth was the evergreen P J Furey on 12 points, fifth from Scotland was Anthony Rose on 11 points (54h/p). Just missing out on prize money were Graham Young on 11 points 53h/p) and Billy Kelly on 11 points (50h/p)
The Masters was won by Shane McCosker on 14 points (51h/p) from Colin Young in second place, also on 14 points (49h/p) Garrett Owens was third on 13 points, and Francis McNally fourth on 12 points, Paddy Doyle was fifth on 11points.Congratulations to all of the prize winners.
A word of thanks to the referees Jim Somers and Peadar Sweeney for running the competitions. They did a great job as usual. Also thanks to the staff of The Town House Hotel Naas who looked after us very well, and to Mary Eiliffe the Proprietor for giving us the venue free of charge.
I have to thank some sponsors, namely The Newbridge Credit Union, The Barrick Gate Vetinary Clinic Naas, Centra Stores Caragh, Pat Ward (Butchers) Caragh, O’Reilly’s Pharmacy, Fairgreen, Naas, and to Liam Stephens, Tom Kee and Jim Somers who all gave donations to the Club towards expenses.
Thanks to all for their generosity. Peadar and myself do appreciate your kindness.
Submitted on behalf of the Kildare
Draughts Club. - Bill Dobbins/Peadar Sweeney.
See overleaf for crosstables - IRISH DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2010 ( Vol 4 No 1)
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the Treasurer of the IDA: Bill Dobbins, Blackwood, Robertstown, Naas, Co.
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are all welcome.
(15) MASTERS 1 Shane McCosker 51 wins tournament 2
Garrett Owens 4 Francis McNally 5 Paddy Doyle
Bernard Coll from Scotland 2
Sean Davis 50 3 Brendan Crawley 40 4
P. J. Furey 5
Anthony Rose 54 from Scotland 6
Graham Young 53 7
Billy Kelly 50
(9) Intermediate 1 Brenda Davis 2
Julian McGuinness 3
Paddy Byme 4
Cormac Murphy lower honor points
P. J. Furey
lower honor points
2010 Tournament Dates <> Crosstables <> 2009 Kildare Open Results