Monthly Archives: December 2008

Philip Hogarty Memorial Mass

Philip Hogarty Memorial Mass There will be a memorial mass for Phil Hogarty on New Year’s Day in St. Thomas’ Church, Jobstown, Tallaght from 1pm-2.30pm. Advertisements

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It’s chess, but not as we know it…

As Jack Killane famously says: “Blitz chess is not chess”. Whether it is chess or not, the format does produce quick thrills and excitement aplenty. The Annual Rathmines Christmas Blitz night, held last Thursday, 18th December 2008, was a success … Continue reading

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Scannell vs. Collins, Armstrong 2008

Replay the game here: Scannell vs. Collins Armstrong Round 6, Played Saturday 6th December 2008 Tony Scannell (1810) vs. Mark Collins (1871) Sicilian Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, Chinese Variation 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 … Continue reading

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Killane vs. Lynch, Kilkenny 2008

Replay the game at this spot. Jack Killane vs. Peter Lynch, Kilkenny 2008 Annotated by Jack Killane In this year’s Kilkenny Major section (1600-1999) from 28th to 20th of November, I met clubmate Peter Lynch in round 4. Both of … Continue reading

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Armstrong A lose to Dublin

Well, it had to happen. The great run of the Armstrong A team came to a crashing and shuddering halt against Dublin on Saturday, losing by 5.5 to 2.5. Mindaugas continued on his very impressive run, now with 5/6 and … Continue reading

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Christmas Blitz

The annual Rathmines Chess Club Christmas Blitz is being held again, this time on Thursday 18th December. Split into three sections, depending on turnout, it is generally held over nine rounds, starting from 8pm or so. As usual, there will … Continue reading

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Heidenfeld result vs. Elm Mount B

Rathmines vs. Elm Mount B 1 Pat McEvoy 1533 1 / 0 Ray Dunne 1613 2 David O’Connell 1438 0 / 1 Sean Loftus 1592 3 John O’Connell 1494 ½ / ½ Peter McGrath 1504 4 Nicholas Pierce 1432 0 … Continue reading

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