Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Rookie round-up

The UCU Leagues are approaching the endgame - who will win, nobody knows!

DIVISION ONE 

PLAYED

POINTS

RVH HAWKS

10

53.5

QUB

9

47.0

FISHERWICK

9

36.5

THE AWAY TEAM

11

21.0

LAGAN

9

10.0

High fliers Hawks soar above QUB. Are Fisherwick called ‘wick’ for short? The Away Team are way behind, with Lagan “lagan” behind!

DIVISION TWO

PLAYED

POINTS

BOMBARDIER

8

39.0

FORTWILLIAM

10

37.5

MALONE

7

35.5

WANNABIES

8

35.0

WINSTON

8

34.5

HENDERSONS

9

22.0

RAVENS

10

20.0

RANDALSTOWN

8

14.5

Only four and a half points separate the top five teams. Bombardier have bombarded their opponents recently with big wins. Fortwilliam, with only 4 games to play, have a “golf” to cross, even with David Houston parachuted in - is that how he really broke his leg?  I’m alone in thinking Malone have still a big chance; the Wannabies will stay wannabies; and Winston’s chances have gone up in “smoke”. The bottom 3 teams must be strong as they are holding up the rest of the league!

In other news, GM smart-alex Baburin (Kilkenny) won last weekend’s Limerick Bunratty Masters on 5.5/6 - obviously a “Munster” win for him.

Also, QUB have made chess a parlour game again - their popular bar blitz is in the Parlour Bar, Elmwood Ave., Belfast. On Sunday night 7/3/10 at 7.15 pm, just turn up and enjoy it - the chess isn’t bad either! Finally, here are 2 recent Williamson Shield games from Martin Kelly, where it was a case of “Goodnight Vienna” in one and a waltz in the park in the other. Perhaps, in his last round game, he was suffering from “strauss”!!



I look forward to the next instalment of my blog (or should I use the American spelling “installment” as David McAlister did in his last blog?). Oh, what the “l” does it matter ?

Rookie 

3 comments:

David McAlister said...

Rookie sent me this update for Division 2.

"Here is our latest match result from last night at Fisherwick. As is the “norm” for our board 4, his late win secured victory over a valiant Henderson team!"

MALONE VS RVH HENDERSON
S.FLANAGAN 0-1 R.KACZORWSK1
N.GREEN 1-0 S.LINTON
D.RUBEN 0.5-0.5 C.HOLMES
N.MCFARLAND 1-0 P.MORRISON
B.JAFFA 1-0 C.MURPHY
TOTAL 3.5-1.5
+BONUS 5.5-1.5

Dennis the Menace said...

Martin,,,in your game v Alan Burns,it was your e.p.(extra pint) move that cost you the game!!,,lol

chestnut69 said...

Well done to Norman for his win against Phil. However, controversy appeared when his phone went off in the middle of the game, begging the question does the new UCU mobile phone rule apply to league games? The Hendersons sportingly didn't push this, but maybe something that needs clarification for future games??