Season Opener – Saturday, 3rd Sept.

On the weekend of 3rd. Sept. 2011, Rathmines are welcoming guests from Belgium, our old Rathminer Stephan Meskens with some of his fellow club members from Opwijk.

Name                           Belgian rating    FIDE rating
Jan Rogiers               2168                      2107
Carlo Janssens         2005                     2106
Kris Verhasselt        1910                      1959
Stephan Meskens    1857                     1810

We are organising a special season opening event to mark the occasion and to kick off the season in style! We’ll have a rapid-play team event, followed by a meal in Rathmines afterwards, and then drinks.

To take part, just turn up on the day. We want to start around 2pm, with a meal scheduled for between 6 and 7pm. We’re considering either Monsoon Indian restaurant, or Kafka’s. If you want to go for a meal, please let Michael Kennedy know directly, or add a comment to this posting. We will book beforehand, so need a rough estimate of numbers, thanks.

This will be a great way to open the season (we’ll be doing our AGM the following Thursday) and we want as many people to support the event as possible. The Belgian team will be quite strong (all players over 1800, most over 2000) so we need at least 2 competitive teams to challenge them!

Rathmines Chess Club

2011-12 Season Opening Event

Saturday 3rd September 2011

Starting 2pm Sharp


Rapid-play, teams of 4

Special Guests – Opwijk Chess Club, Belgium!

Followed by a meal and drinks in Rathmines

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5 Responses to Season Opener – Saturday, 3rd Sept.

  1. James Burke says:

    Hi Michael,

    Count me in!

    Kindest regards,


  2. leon fagan says:

    Michael i can play on 3 also count me in for meal
    kindest regards Leon.

  3. We’ll be there (if I remember how to open the door).

  4. rathmineschessclub says:

    Press the buzzer (#1)!

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