Good news!

Congratulations to Peter Bishop on finding a new job. Unfortunately for Rathmines Chess Club, Peter’s job is in Waterford. His contribution over the years has been immense and he’ll be missed. He has been captain of several teams, often simultaneously, while also acting as a very able secretary and general committee member. Well done to Peter and let’s hope he keeps in touch!

Michael Kennedy is a father for the first time, with a new baby boy Hector, born Tuesday. All the best to Michael, his girlfriend, and little Hector!

Lastly – Rathmines’ Armstrong team won their bottom-of-the-table clash against Elm Mount B on Monday night by a convincing 6-2, which virtually guarantees that we won’t get demoted this year. It leaves us on 32.5 points after 10 rounds, a solid five points ahead of Elm Mount B. The last round is on Sunday 14th March.

Round 10
Mon 01 Mar 10
Elm Mount B 2 – 6 Rathmines
1 Porter, Liam 1911 0 – 1 Delaney, John 2211
2 Loughran, John 1723 0 – 1 Cafolla, Peter 2035
3 Murphy, Sean 1715 1 – 0 Skrzypnik, Tomasz 2057
4 Vernor, Karl 1697 0 – 1 Delaney, Killian 1980
5 Fitzsimons, Pat 1638 0 – 1 Janusaitis, Mindaugas 1869
6 Tyrrell, Alec 1675 0 – 1 Scannell, Tony 1856
7 Armstrong, Fred 1668 ½ – ½ Killane, Jack 1860
8 Barry, Gerry K. 1703 ½ – ½ Kennedy, Michael J. 1838

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3 Responses to Good news!

  1. Peter Cafolla says:

    Looks like being the most exciting finish to an Armstrong for years with a number of teams still in with a chance of taking the title. The two teams currently occupying the top spots St Benildus and Elm Mount “A” meet in the last round but Kilkenny, with a game in hand are probably favourites. Hopefully next season we will be in the shake up!

  2. Darren says:

    Well done Michael!! Congrats and good luck! You’ll need it. I’ll be the first to say it……..Hector Kennedy will be a future Irish Champ!!

  3. Lukasz says:

    more good news: 2 teams next season in Armstrong!

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