James Osborne has – belatedly – been declared the official winner of the Rathmines Chess Club Intermediate Championships. There was a three-way tie for first between himself, John Maher, and Pat Freer, plus a couple of unfinished games. This complicated and delayed the announcement of a winner. However, it was agreed last night, at the committee meeting, to count only games between the three contestants themselves to find a winner. James secured 1.5/2 points against his nearest opponents, which was more than either John or Pat. On that basis, James is a very deserving winner.
Well done to James!