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Phibsboro A crush Rathmines B to win title

Rathmines B vs. Phibsboro A

1 Peter Cafolla 1976 0 – 1 Stephen Brady 2335
2 David Goggins 1834 0 – 1 Stephen Jessel 2246
3 John Aherne 1803 0 – 1 Paul Dempsey 2121
4 Lukasz Goralski 1752 0 – 1 Richard O’Donovan 2073
5 John Burns 1763 0 – 1 Kevin Butler 1967
6 Jack Killane 1747 0.5 – 0.5 John Nolan 1955
7 Michael Kennedy 1777 0 – 1 Dave Salter 1861
8 Ken Moore 1701 0 – 1 Xavier Xerxes Busig 1871
 Score:  0.5 – 7.5
 
REPORT FROM MICHAEL KENNEDY, Captain of Rathmines B Armstrong Team

Yesterday, Sunday 9-Mar-08, in the final round of the league, Phibsboro A mercilessly crushed Rathmines B 7.5 – 0.5 on their way to a first Armstrong title in three years.  What follows is a brief board-by-board account of how things went.

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Scannell vs. Mahon

Tony Scannell (1786) vs. Ciaran Mahon (1742)
Armstrong Cup Round 11
I’m playing for a board prize, and since I needed a win, I had to play for complications. I made extremely hard work of it in the opening, not building any advantage at all, but I got some lucky breaks in the middle game and managed to squeeze the win I needed.

Sicilian, Nimzovitch defense
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 d5

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Final Round Armstrong report

Armstrong Cup: Round 11, 9th March 2008 
St Benildus vs. Rathmines A 
1 Gerry O’Connell 2120 0-1 Daire McMahon 2160
2 Pavel Madynski 2178 0.5-0.5 John Hurley 2033
3 Tim McCarthy 1868 0-1 Darren McCabe 1857
4 Brendan Lyons 1876 0.5-0.5 Killian Delaney 1999
5 John Gibson 1785 0.5-0.5 Derek Smith 2007
6 Oisin Benson 1824 0-1 Leon Fagan 1731
7 Ciaran Mahon 1742 0-1 Tony Scannell 1786
8 David Willow 1737 1-0 Trevor Rufli 1737
Match Result   5.5-2.5 for Rathmines  

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