Rapid On Thursday 25th

The first Rapid of the season will take place on this coming Thursday 25th, starting at 7.45. This is a good opportunity to play reasonable length games OTB.

The format will be four rounds with time control of 15mins + 10 sec.

With a scheduled max of 50 mins per round the starting times are 7.45, 8.35, 9.25, 10.15, finishing at 11.05. In the event of an exceptionally long game the tie will be adjudicated.

The draw will be seeded so that large rating gaps are avoided as far as possible.

“The more the merrier” so make it if you can. If you can’t make the first round there is no problem joining in at round 2 with a bye.

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League Start-Up Info

The league campaigns for our seven team start in the coming weeks.

Five of our teams go into action at home on Thursday 27th. The Armstrong team goes into action on Saturday 30th while the Heidenfeld team has its first game on the following Monday, Oct 1st.

Captains ware currently getting in touch with squad members getting things organised for the season.

Full details of first games with captains as follows:

Armstrong – Tomasz Skrzypnik (capt) – away to Balbriggan Sat Sep 29th

Heidenfeld – Paul Higgins (capt) – home to St Benildus Mon Oct 1st

Ennis A – Greg Pawlowski (capt) – BvA on Thurs Sep 27th *

Ennis B – Pat Freer (capy) – BvA on Thurs Sep 27th *

BEA A – John Maher (capt) – BvA on Thurs Sep 27th

BEA B – Nick Scallan (capt) – BvA on Thurs Sep 27th

BEA C – Tom Butler (capt) – home to Bray/Greystones – on Thurs Sep 27th *

* note these fixtures are changed from the the LCU published fixtures

Best of luck and an enjoyable season of chess to all our teams.

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First Blitz Of Season

The first Blitz of the season will take place on Thursday 13th Sep at 8pm. All current and prospective members are welcome play. There will be 9 rounds with 3+2 time control.

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Do You Want To Play in LCU Chess League?

The premier inter-club competitions – the LCU leagues – will be starting in mid September. To ensure that all current and new members who wish to play are accommodated on teams it is important that you make your intention clear in the coming weeks to committee members. In particular, any new members should attend at the club and give their details.

The AGM will take place on Thursday 30th and thereafter we will be open each Monday and Thursday.

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Club AGM 2018

The Annual General Meeting of Rathmines Chess Club will be held in the Club Rooms on Thursday 30th 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 mjdkennedy@hotmail.com by Thursday 23rd August.

Tony Bermingham

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Summer Closing

With the the advent of Summer and the completion of the last round of the club championships the club will remain closed on Mondays from now until the end of August.

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Club Championships – Final Round Results


round 5
Board result
Section 1
1 David Goggins 3.5 0.5-0.5 1.5 Panagiotis Papadopolous
2 Jack Killane 1.5 0-1 3 Tony Scannell
Section 2
4 Tom Butler 3 1-0 3.5 Andrew He
5 Jack McIntyre 3.5 0-1 2.5 Ciaran Byrne
6 Conor Mag Ruairc 2.5 tbd 2 Kevin Walsh
7 Eoin Kelly 2 def-1 1.5 Cian Bergin
8 Peter Bishop 1.5 0.5-0.5 1.5 John Curtis
9 Pat Freer 1.5 1-0 1.5 Dave Condren
10 John O’Connell 0.5 0-1 1 Niall Whelan

The final standings are:

Section 1
David Goggins 4
Tony Scannell 4
Peter Lynch 2
Tomy Bermingham 2
Panagiotis Papadopolous 1.5
Jack Killane 1
Section 2
Tom Butler 4
Ciaran Byrne 3,5
Jack McIntyre 3.5
Andrew He 3.5
Conor Mag Ruairc *2.5
Pat Freer 2.5
Cian Bergin 2.5
Kevin Walsh *2
Niall Whelan 2
John Curtis 2
Eoin Kelly 2
Peter Bishop 2
Dave Condren 1.5
John O’Connell 0,5

Conor vs Kevin to be played asap.

The outcome of section ! is a tie between David Goggins and Tony Scannell. Play-off to be arranged.

In Section 2 Tom Butler came out on top with 4 points followed by Ciaran, Jack, Andrew and possibly Conor on 3.5.

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