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Div 6 Bodley Cup 2014 - 2015

  • 09-09-2014 12:41am
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    Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 40,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sparks


    The fixture dates for the 2014-15 Bodley Cup have been published up on the LCU website. An early start this year, with the first game in just under two weeks on September 22, so that the final round will happen (on Sunday, 19/4/15) with the other divisions (presumably in the Teachers Club?).

    And round one should be the one with the most bragging rights on the line, since it's when the three clubs who are entering two teams into the Bodley this year (Benildus, Curragh and Rathmines) face their A teams off against their B teams. Ain't no going home to get away from the memory of a blunder in that match! :D


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,159 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1m1tless


    The future starts here.

    http://www.leinsterchess.com/lcu1415/div6/table.htm

    My Predictions

    1st St.Benildus A
    2nd Curragh
    3rd Blanchardstown


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 40,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sparks


    All the fixtures were changed when Wicklow and Curragh B dropped out. First match for us (St.Benildus B again) is next wednesday against Benildus A, which is bound to be a parish match if ever I saw one :D Eleven rounds, finishing up on the same day with the other leagues in the same final playoff, this is going to be fun :)


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,605 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cdeb


    1 - Enniscorthy at a canter
    2 - Rathmines
    3 - St Benildus; a few players have moved up the divisions; last year was our chance, though the LCU promoting Drogheda instead of us (by virtue of more points scored - in a weaker group) and saying that six weeks wasn't long enough to arrange a play off has rather pissed us off, and we'll be using that to spur the team on!


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,605 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cdeb


    Another change to this division btw - Portmarnock are gone, and Naomh Barróg have been promoted in their place.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,605 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cdeb


    Also just spotted Cowboy Dreams' sneaky Curragh promotion prediction! Must be something afoot in Kildare alright; new players filtering down through the teams?

    Not sure how that squares with withdrawing the Bodley B team though?


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 40,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sparks


    Was the Curragh B team dropped entirely, or was something more along the lines of two teams with no subs being merged up to one stronger team with subs and more strength in depth?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,159 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1m1tless


    We lost 4 players but gained some new ones but not enough for 2 division 6 teams unfortunately. new players are in division 2.


  • Registered Users Posts: 64 ✭✭ Chessrookie


    Have to think that Enniscorthy should have a strong division 7 squad if they can combine the 4 transfers from the Curragh with their other emerging players.
    It's very promising to see a new club prospering in the south East, particularly at the time when a big club like Kilkenny have had to pull a team from the leagues this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 64 ✭✭ Chessrookie


    What's in the water in the Curragh this year!. I have just noticed that Cowboy dreams is predicting a clean sweep of the Heidenfeld, O Hanlon and Bodley for their three teams.
    Either he has very rose coloured glasses, or there are some exceptionally strong players playing for the Curragh this year. LoL


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,159 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1m1tless


    We've been all practicing the Sokolsky Opening, Nobody will see it coming! :P


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 40,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sparks




  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,159 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1m1tless


    I'm rooting for Benildus in that match! Go team!


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,605 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cdeb


    Playing seven boards tonight. We're going to win 7-0 just to make damn sure we get promoted this season. :)


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,159 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1m1tless


    you better! *shakes fist* My prediction depends on you guys don't let me down! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 81 ✭✭ 2bts


    Benildus B 0 : 5 Benildus A


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 40,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sparks




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭ mikhail


    2bts wrote: »
    Benildus B 0 : 5 Benildus A
    The As were technically the home team, but that's the score. Tighter than the scoreline would suggest though.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 40,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sparks


    Team report on Round 1 up on the St.Benildus website now.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,159 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1m1tless


    Curragh 4.5 Inchicore .5


  • Registered Users Posts: 9 Enniscorthy Chess


    Elm Mount 1 - 4 Enniscorthy.
    Any other scores?


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 40,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sparks


    Was looking at the player panels out of interest and came up with this:

    Bodley2014LeagueStrength-580x396.png

    I think those initial predictions on who'll be the top three might need a tweak :D

    I'm thinking:
    1. Malahide
    2. Enniscorthy (very strong individuals on that team, but one or two players not being able to make a game and they're in trouble)
    3. Benildus A (Yeah, they're not the highest rated, but they're scrappy :D )

    Kinda thinking Benildus B might finish around where it's seeded, maybe a place higher.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,159 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1m1tless


    Nice bit of stats there, make for an interesting read. I'm still gonna stick with my predictions.

    No point in changing them now or Ill probably be changing them every week!


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 40,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sparks


    The downside, like I said, is that the ratings aren't that stable in the Bodley, but if the only data you have is noisy data...


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,159 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1m1tless


    Yeah it might be more accurate for the higher divisions. You could be playing a 700 in the Bodley with a 1600 strength.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 40,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sparks


    As someone commented during one match last year when rather annoyed by that, "860? My arse!" :D

    For fits and giggles by the way, here's that graph from last year (for both A and B groups):

    Bodley2013LeagueStrength-580x499.png

    You can see how Gonzaga had great strength in depth, while Wicklow had higher board one strength but not a lot of wiggle room for game availability problems (which is why they didn't place in the end - the thicker lines on the graph are the top three in each group). I'm betting the same thing happens this year with Malahide and Enniscorthy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 768 ✭✭✭ Ciaran


    Sparks wrote: »
    You can see how Gonzaga had great strength in depth, while Wicklow had higher board one strength but not a lot of wiggle room for game availability problems (which is why they didn't place in the end - the thicker lines on the graph are the top three in each group). I'm betting the same thing happens this year with Malahide and Enniscorthy.

    Enniscorthy have a lot of young players so they may well have pretty strong subs. They're strong favourites to win the division IMO.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,605 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cdeb


    With or without the 1900 on board 1


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 40,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sparks


    Ciaran wrote: »
    Enniscorthy have a lot of young players so they may well have pretty strong subs. They're strong favourites to win the division IMO.
    Yeah, but if you predict the favorite to win, nobody goes "wow" when you're right :D


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,605 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cdeb


    Yeah, but if you back anyone else, people are liable to go "What the hell were you thinking?" when the favourites come cantering home.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 40,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sparks


    Pffft, Bodley. :D

    Besides, I seem to remember last year people saying Wicklow was going to romp home with it and only Gonzaga had any hope of coming close... :P


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