Club Closed During Hurricane

Due to the bad weather club is closed Monday 16th.

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Recent Results

Some excellent results were recorded by Rathmines players at the St Andrews weekender.

Muhtarim Ul Haque won the championship section with a score of 5.5/6 and a rating performance of 2052! Not to be outdone, Mahfuz Ul Haque followed up his 2nd place in the City of Dublin with a win on 6/6 in the challenger section. Congratulations to both players on their super performances.

Two of our Bodley South players also did very well in the challengers. New player David Possenti came second and Jack McIntyre got fourth, both on 4.5/6.

In the leagues our Heidenfeld B team caused an upset in getting a 5-3 win against our higher rated Heindenfeld A team. A good start for them in the campaign. Unfortunately, our Ennis team lost 0.5-5.5 against a much higher rated Phibsboro team.

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First Blitz On Thursday

As the season kicks off, we will get into the swing of things with the first club blitz of the season.  We’ll be starting the first round at 7.45 on next Thursday, 14th.

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Opening Times

Following the summer off-season we are now back into full swing for the new season. Club is open every Monday and Thursday from today. Anyone considering joining the chess club is welcome to come along and see if it works for you.

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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Rathmines Chess Club will be held in the Club Rooms on Thursday 31st August at 8pm.

All members are invited to attend and participate.

Any member wishing to propose motion, nominations or items for discussion should forward them to the Hon Sec, Michael Kennedy at by Thursday 24th August.

Tony Bermingham


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Summer Opening

As usual, we will be reverting to one night per week during July and August. So, until the start of September the club will be closed on Mondays but open, as usual, at 7.30 on Thursdays.

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Club Championships Results

Following the final game on Thursday last, we now have the final standings.

The new Senior Champion is Michael Kennedy who beat David Goggins in the final round to secure top spot with 5/6. Runner-up was Donatas Jocius on 4.5/6.

Section 2 produced a tie at the top between Rob Wilson and Pat Freer on a 4.5/6 score. They will now face each other in a tie-break to decide the Club Intermediate Championship.

Also in section 2, Cian Bergin, despite losing to Rob in the last round, secured the Club Junior Championship with 4/6.

Section 1 & 2  finished as follows:

section 1
1 Michael Kennedy 5
2 Donatas Jocius 4.5
3-6 Philip Doyle 3.5
Tony Bermingham 3.5
John Aherne 3.5
Aram Hakobyan 3.5
7-8 David Goggins 3
Panos Papadopolous 3
9-10 Abul Kalam 2.5
Peter Lynch 2.5
11-13 Jack Killane 2
Grzegorz Pawlowski 2
Stephen Liddy 2
14 Pierre Casaubieilh 0.5
section 2
1-2 Rob Wilson 4.5
Pat Freer 4.5
3-5 Niall Whelan 4
Ciaran Byrne 4
Cian Bergin 4
6-10 Richard Sheahan 3
Joe Flood 3
Eoin Farrelly 3
John O’Connell 3
Michael Sheahan 3
11 Dave Condren 2.5
12 Ken Vanston 2
13 Eoin Kelly 1.5
14 Dee Mowlds 0
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