Archive for October, 2010
Here’s the scorecard from the Armstrong match between Rathmines A and Gonzaga, played 21-Oct-2010:
Rathmines A (Home) vs. Gonzaga
1 Sam Osborne 2071 ADJ. Sam Collins 2390 (postponed due to World Youth Championships)
2 Peter Cafolla 2031 0.5 – 0.5 Gordon Freeman 2102
3 Killian Delaney 2016 1 – 0 Dave Murray 2026
4 Darren McCabe 1889 1 – 0 John McMorrow 1973
5 DJ O’Donoghue 1867 0.5 – 0.5 Mark McGovern 1939
6 Tony Scannell 1822 0 – 1 Ray Byrne 1881
7 Leon Fagan 1818 1 – 0 Garth Fitzmaurice 1848
8 Michael Kennedy 1821 1 – 0 Carl Jackson 1768
5 – 2 to Rathmines A with one adjourned.
1.Anthony Whalley 1563 0.5-0.5 Pat Cosgrove 1478*
2.Tom O’Sullivan 1473 0.5-0.5 Pat Freer 1399
3.John Shearan 1405 0.5-0.5 Thomas Gruel 1373
4.Shay Scott 1265 0-1 John Gaffney 1355
5.Seamus Martin 1249 0.5-0.5 John Maher 1396
6.John Seynaeue ungraded 0-1 Una OBoyle 1200
*Pat Cosgrove’s rating is from Sept 2007 ICU list.
Rathmines B vs. Bray/Greystones
T Skrzypnik (fide) 2048 0-1 Colm Daly 2284
Abul Kalam 1827 0-1 J Joyce 2150
T Bermingham 1772 0.5-.05 S Duffy 1953
D Goggins 1751 1-0 P Reynolds 1914
J Burns 1736 0-1 E Bennett 1864
P Lynch 1560 0-1 P Igaz 1782
P Cosgrove 1478 0-1 B Gaines 1678
Pat McEvoy 1539 0.5-0.5 C O’Donnell 1738
The club is still looking for new members (see original post below). The club will now be OPEN on October 20th and 27th, instead of closed, as originally decided.
Peter Lynch is looking for players to join him on a trip to Spain, for a Spanish tournament. He says – and I believe him! – that these trips are much less expensive than similar trips within Ireland.
If anyone is interested, please contact Peter directly @ firstname.lastname@example.org
9th International Chess festival of AJEDREZ or IX Festival Internacional de Ajedrez in Spanish.
Venue: BENIDORM hotel: Gran Hotel Bali (96681 52 00 granhotelbali.com)
Dates 3rd to 12th December 2010
Accommodation: single €55 per day half board, €60 per day full board
Rathmines ‘B’ vs Aer Lingus
1/ James Burke 1 – 0 Gearodin Ni Laigheis
2/ Philip Doyle 0.5 – 0.5 John Quigley
3/ John Crowley 1 – 0 Michael Keogh
4/ Peter Lynch 1 – 0 Alan Dempster
5/ Pat McEvoy 0 – 1 Ben Quigley 1
6/ David O’Connell 1 – 0 John Lynch
Overall Rathmines ‘B’ 4.5, Aer Lingus 1.5
Captain Rathmines ‘B’
Rathmines Chess Club now have a Junior division. It takes place on a Wednesday night, from 7pm until 8.30pm, in Kenilworth Bowling Club in Grosvenor Square. This venue is not the same as the regular Rathmines club venue, on Grosvenor Road! Click the link to see a Google Map of the location.
The cost is 5 euro per night. First night is free. Chess sets are provided and we will also run some small tournaments with prizes. If anyone would like to join, they can give Maura Osborne a call at 0858452008 or 4929152, or just pop down to the Junior club on Wednesday.
Note: The club will be OPENED for the Halloween break on Wednesday 20th October and Wednesday 27th October. It was originally intended to close, but Maura has decided to leave it open.
Following the huge success of the first chess talk two weeks ago, we are delighted to announce that FIDE Master, former four-time Irish Champion and Rathmines club champion John Delaney will give another chess talk in the club on Thursday, 14th October, 2010, at 8pm. The topic will be the the Keres Defence (1. d4 d5 2. c4 Bf5!?).
All members are invited to attend.
There will be a nominal charge of €2, but further donations are welcome. All proceeds will again go towards the our new Junior chess club which is now up and running in Kenilworth Bowling Club on Grosvenor Square and meets every Wednesday evening.
President, Rathmines Chess Club
Congratulations to the many Rathmines players who excelled at this weekend’s Galway tournament. Cormac O’Brien (officially a member of Gonzaga, but who plays with us a lot) won the Majors on 5.5/6. His father Pat O’Brien won the Minors! In the Masters event, both Sam Osborne and Peter Cafolla were on 4.5/6 and in the joint 2nd-5th group just behind the winner.
Read all about it here: http://www.galwaychess.com/