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Welsh Dragons excel in the junior 4NCL

At the second week-end of the junior 4NCL ’15-16, held in Birmingham on 9-10 January, Welsh Dragons Red came second in the first division of the junior 4NCL, and Welsh Dragons Green took third in the second division.

 

The Red team – Ben Choo Yin, Imogen Camp, Hugo Fowler, Petko Petkov and Ifan Rathbone-Jones, needed a draw in the final match against Kent Kestrels to win the competition, and narrowly missed that goal, loosing 2.5 – 1.5.

In the second division, involving 17 teams, the Dragons had two teams. Dragons Blue – Anton Petkov, David McIntosh, Caspian Fowler, George Smith, Woody Shaw and Daniel Jaberansari – were closer to the top of the table during the early rounds. But by the end of round 4, Blue and Green – Neil Stevenson, Robert Goodwin, Duncan MacDonald, Madeleine Smith and Rachel McIntosh - were level on 5 match points out of 8. Green won the match 2.5 – 1.5, and took third place.

 

 Welsh Dragons Red, runners-up in division one: Ben Choo Yin, Imogen Camp,

Hugo Fowler (not pictured), Petko Petkov and Ifan Rathbone-Jones

 

 

 Welsh Dragons Green, third place in division two: Neil Stevenson, Robert Goodwin,

Duncan MacDonald, Madeleine Smith (not pictured) and Rachel McIntosh

 

 

 Welsh Dragons Blue came eighth in division two: Anton Petkov, David McIntosh,

Caspian Fowler, George Smith, Woody Shaw and Daniel Jaberansari

 

 

At the first week-end of the junior 4NCL, trophies were absent at the prize-giving. These were awarded at the second week-end.

 

 

Welsh Dragons Blue – David McIntosh, Duncan MacDonald, Rachel McIntosh

and Daniel Jaberansari (not pictured) – won the second division at the first junior 4NCL of 2015-2016.

 

 

 

Welsh Dragons Red – Imogen Camp, Anton Petkov, Petko Petkov, Anlan Qiu (not pictured) and

Ifan Rathbone-Jones – came third in the first division at the first junior 4NCL of 2015-2016.

 

 

 

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 grant from the

Welsh Assembly

Government

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