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!
2011-12 Season Opening Event
Saturday 3rd September 2011
Starting 2pm Sharp