Blitz Tournament Next Monday

We will be holding our latest Blitz tournament in the club on Monday next Feb 20th. As usual we will have 10 rounds starting at 8pm. A good opportunity to have a bit of chess fun in the club.

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Rapid Tournament On Thursday

The first rapid tournament of the year will take place on next Thursday 26th. To ensure that we have enough time for 4 rounds the first round will start at 7.45 sharp so if you wish to play aim to be at the club between 7.30 and 7.45. Usual time controls of 15+10 apply.

For new members this is a good opportunity to have 4 games each lasting typically 30-40 mins – so, not too fast nor too slow. Pairings are seeded so you should be playing people of similar standard as far as possible.

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Important Win For Armstrong Team

The second half of the season started well for our Armstrong team scoring an impressive 6.5-1.5 win over Bray/Greystrones. So, after six rounds our team lies 6th with a 1.5 lead over Kilkenny in 7th. With 5 rounds remaining, we have to play 2 teams above us and 3 teams currently below.

After a difficult start our Heidenfeld team pulled out a couple of wins to complete the round against a strong Curragh team with a 4.5-3.5 loss. Most likely this will leave our team in 5th or 6th when all the 6th round results are counted.

In the Ennis our A team went down 2.5-3.5 to table-toppers, Gonzaga. A good result considering the opposition outrated us by about 200 points per board. After round 6 our guys will lie between 2nd and 4th and still in touch with the top of the table.

Meanwhile, our Ennis B team lost 4-2 to Skerries where all the boards produced decisive results in line with rating. This leaves our guys mid table.

There are no league matches scheduled for this week.

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Christmas Blitz on Thursday 15th

The traditional annual Christmas Blitz will take place on Thursday 15th at 8pm. As usual there will be lots of prizes and a good evening of fun chess is in the offing.

This will be our last club night until the new year when we will be back in action on Thursday January 5th.

See you all on Thursday.

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Blitz III This Week

The third round of the Blitz grand prix is on Thursday next, 17th Nov. As usual the event will consist of 10 rounds of 3mins + 2secs with first round at 8pm.

There are three league matches this week. Our Bodley team won 3.5-1.5 to give a good start to the week. Next up is our Armstrong team away to St Benildus on Wednesday with our O’Sullivan B team away to Gonzaga B, next Saturday.

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Rapid on Thursday

Our teams didn’t have much luck last week. On Thursday the Ennis B went down 4-2 away to a higher rated Inchicore team. Sanjay continued to show great form winning his game and now stands at 4/4. On the O’Sullivan B team the only the only positive result in their 4-1 defeat to UCD was by Dee Mowlds who is now on 3/3. On Saturday our Bodley team lost to table toppers Kilkenny.

The Heidenfeld team are up against Lucan on Monday in Rathmines while our O’Sullivan A team are home to Malahide C on Saturday next.

There are no league matches on Thursday so we will be staging another round of the Rapid Grand Prix. Starting at 8pm with 4 rounds of 15mins + 10secs. All members can welcome to play. It’s a good opportunity to play some games with a reasonable time control.

 

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First Week of November

Last week began with the Ennis B going up against a strong Dun Laoghaire team and, unfortunately, suffering a 4.5-1.5 defeat. Not bad considering the relative strength of the opposition and notable for an excellent win by Sanjay.

Next up was the O’Sullivan A team scoring a nice 4-1 win away to St Benildus A.

Then on Thursday our Armstrong team scored a very important 5-3 win, at home against Phibsboro.

This week we have two matches on Thursday, Ennis B away to Inchicore and O’Sullivan B home to UCD B. Beat of luck to both teams.

We round off the week, on Saturday,  with the Ennis A team away to Curragh where a win would put them among the leaders. Also on Saturday, our Bodley team are home to Kilkenny when, once again, a win would enhance the team’s league position.

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