Monthly Archives: October 2008

BEA vs. Bray/Greystones

Round 3 of the BEA Cup, played 22nd October 2008 Bray/Greystones vs. Rathmines Richard Doyle 1248 0 – 1 Ed Cunningham 966 Jimmy Kelly 1215 1/2 – 1/2 Shane Hall 728 Patrick Quill 1214 1 – 0 Frank Cooke UG … Continue reading

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Leagues Review

Happily, Rathmines A sit atop the Armstrong table, after 3 rounds. With quite a weakened team, we are doing better than expected perhaps. We are doing particularly well on the bottom boards. Leon and Ken are on 3/3. With Mindaugas … Continue reading

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Kilkenny vs. Armstrong B team

Michael Reports: This was our 3rd straight 6.5-1.5 hammering this season, albeit against last season’s top three. That’s little consolation with relegation becoming increasingly likely. It’s not all doom and gloom, though. A relegated B-team would be good news for … Continue reading

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Armstrong Games

Oisin Benson vs. Jack Killane Jack was playing the young and bright talent Oisin Benson. He reached what looked like an overwhelming position, before agreeing a draw after a repetition of moves. I suspected, on the night, that he could … Continue reading

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Armstrong A team vs. St Benildus

Rathmines (Home) vs. St. Benildus (Away), Played Thursday 16th November 2008 1. Peter Cafolla 1927 0-1 Pavel Madynski 2178 2. Killian Delaney 1950 1-0 Gerry O’Connell 2056 3. Jack Killane 1809 1/2 – 1/2 Oisin Benson 1945 4. Mindaugis Jansaitis … Continue reading

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An Olympian in our midst

Report from John Maher on the Rathmines Ladies Olympians Rathmines has a long history of female chess players who have gone on to represent Ireland at international level. Here, John Maher reports on the latest addition to that honoured list … Continue reading

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Next up…

Tonight, Thursday 16th October 2008, the Armstrong A team take on St. Benildus at home. On Saturday, the Armstrong B team play Kilkenny away.

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