The committee met last night and decided to host the traditional Christmas Blitz tournament on the last Thursday before Christmas, so that is Thursday 20th December. Put this is your diary!
This is normally one of the really big nights of the Rathmines Chess Club year – not to be missed. Quite apart from the chess, there are the numerous bottles of wine and boxes of chocolates for prizes, and the return of old, familiar faces. We normally split the players into three groups – Senior, Intermediates, and Juniors. So there will be a chance of a prize for everybody! (Note: we won’t force anybody to play with the Christmas set above. And the rumour that Jack will dress up as Santa Claus is not true…)
Secondly, the club will then close for Christmas holidays and re-open again on Thursday 3rd January, 2008.