Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all our members. Wishing you all an enjoyable chess year. The club will be open from next Monday Jan 6th and thereafter on each Monday and Thursday.


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Christmas Blitz Time Again

One of the highlights of the club calendar, the Christmas Blitz, will take place on Thursday 19th with first round at 8pm. With lots of prizes we hope that as many members as possible can make it and bring their Christmas spirit.

For those interested in ‘that sort of thing’ we will afterwards be adjourning to a local hostelry for a seasonal drink.

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Rapid On Thursday Next 24th 8pm

We will be holding a rapid on Thursday next for all members and newcomers. The time-control will be 10mins +5secs per move each which amounts to about 15mins each per game. All going well we should have at least five rounds.

The draw will be seeded to avoid major imbalances as far as possible in match-ups.

The more we have playing the better for all  so if you can give it a go and we can have a fun tournament.

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New Season Warm-Up On Thursday

With the leagues due to start in the next couple of weeks, we will have an informal warm-up competition on Thursday next, 18th, with first round at 8pm.

We’re probably not up to full blitz speed yet so we’ll play 5min+ 5sec which is the equivalent of 10mins each.

See you in the club.

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New Season Under Way

The new 2019/2020 season is underway and now is a good time to get back into play on club nights.

  • Club nights Monday And Thursday from 7.30.
  • Experienced players welcome to come along and perhaps join one of our league teams.
  • Beginners and novice adult players welcome. We don’t run formal classes but we can help players with their learning and development.
  • League teams will be going into action within the next few weeks so make your interest known either in the club or through rathmineschessclub@gmail.com.
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Reminder: Club AGM On Thursday

As previously announced the club agm will take place on Thursday next, 29th Aug at 8pm. All members are invited and we are hoping for a large attendance. It is important to get the views of members on matters of importance to the club.

To keep the club running smoothly takes quite a bit of effort in the areas of opening/closing, finances, team organisation, team captaining, competition organisation etc. There is always scope for extra volunteers to contribute to this work. In particular, this year with the retirement of John Maher, who performed a number of the functions mentioned, we will need wider participation in the administration of the club.

Perhaps you can help?

In any event, the agm is a good opportunity for us all to take stock and consider how best to keep the club in the forefront of chess in Dublin in the future.

I hope to see you there


Tony Bermingham

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Club AGM Thursday August 29th

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. We’re hoping for a good attendance means we can have the views of members on all matters related to the club and its future.

Any member wishing to propose motion, nominations or items for discussion should forward them to the Hon Sec, Michael Kennedy at mjdkennedy@hotmail.com by Thursday 29th August.

Tony Bermingham


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