Club Donic held their second STIGA Challenger tournament this season on Sunday 26th February. 90 players had preregistered for this event and the format was slightly different for this tournament, with players put into divisions before the tournament commenced.
There were 5 divisions, with 2 groups of 9 in each division, meaning that all players got a minimum of 8 matches. In each group of 9, the winner of Group 1 played the runner-up of Group 2 in each division. The format proved to be a great success with terrific matches in all of the divisions from Division 1 down to Division 5.
Results are as follows:
Division 5: Third Place: James Drumm and Eoin Kane (both from Delvin)Second Place: Ben Lacey (Raven)First Place: Charlie Drumm (Delvin)
Division 4: Third Place: Derek Mulholland and Stephen Lowe (both from Raven)Second Place: Sean Fox (St. Tiernans)First Place: Nathan Caulfield (Raven)
Division 3: Third Place: Shane Mulready (St. Johns) and James Carroll (Ballyroan)Second Place: Paddy Vaughan (Mountrath)Third Place: Conor O’Reilly (St. Johns)
Division 2: Third Place: George Goodson (Mountrath ) and Dylan de Ruscio (Salesians)Second Place: Charlie Whelan (Ballyroan)Third Place: Dylan Grace (Rathdowney)
Division 1: Third Place: Scott Jestin (Mountrath) and Michael Saly (Club Donic)Second Place: Kate Whelan (Ballyroan)Third Place: Luke Dempsey (Carlow)
Well done to all who took part and many thanks to Club Donic and our generous sponsors STIGA Ireland