Archive for September 17th, 2010
The season got off to a start last night, Thursday 16th September with the Rathmines A. vs Rathmines B fixture in the Armstrong. Both teams look new and fresh this year with the return of Sam Osbourne on board 1 for the A team (Sam has been a member of long standing, but has returned from playing with St Benildus recently), and new members DJ O’Donoghue and Tony Bermingham. And we have kept Tomasz Skrzypnik, who joined us at the tail end of last year. We welcome all these new players because it is probably the first season recently where we’ve added so many good players in one go, rather than losing them! Unfortunately, it looks like we will be missing John Delaney, our senior champion and ex-Irish champion, for the season. But our best wishes are with him and we hope to see him soon. In fact, do not forget, he will be giving a lesson for club members next Thursday 23rd (see below).
Here’s the scorecard for Armstrong Round 1 between the two teams:
|Bd.||Rathmines A||ICU#||Rating||Result||Rathmines B||ICU#||Rating|
|1||Sam Osborne||6252||2071||1 – 0||Tomasz Skrzypnik||FIDE ID 1118234||2048|
|2||Peter Cafolla||159||2031||1 – 0||Mindaugas Janusaitis||12148||1846|
|3||Killian Delaney||5104||2016||1 – 0||Abul Kalam||16042||1827|
|4||Jack Killane (SUB.)||740||1813||1 – 0||John Aherne||9||1759|
|5||DJ O’Donoghue||5028||1867||1 – 0||Tony Bermingham||60||1772|
|6||Tony Scannell||1533||1822||1 – 0||David Goggins||497||1751|
|7||Michael Kennedy||3955||1821||0 – 1||John Burns||137||1736|
|8||Leon Fagan||406||1818||0.5 – 0.5||Ken Moore (SUB.)||16385||1604|
|6.5 – 1.5|
As can be seen, the top 6 boards were a white-wash for the A team.
The declared teams for A and B are:
|1||Tomasz Skrzypnik||FIDE ID 1118234||2048|
Next up is the Ennis A vs. B next Monday night, 20th. The Leinster Leagues have an excellent web site where you can consult the latest results and fixture list.