Category Archives: Armstrong Cup

New League Season – Round 1 Results

Div. 1 Armstrong, Round 1, 20-Sep-12 Bd. Rathmines B Rating Result Rathmines A Rating 1 James Burke 1721 0 – 1 Killian Delaney 2012 2 Jack Killane 1789 0.5 – 0.5 Manuel Gardenes 2110 3 David Goggins 1737 0.5 – … Continue reading

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Leagues Round-up

The final league tables are now available.  A successful season all round, with the major achievement of course being the Division 1 title.  The club will retain 2 Armstrong teams for next season.  One of our Division 2 teams was … Continue reading

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Leon’s miniature

John Healy (St. Benildus) vs. Leon Fagan (Rathmines A) Round 11, Armstrong Cup. Albin Counter Gambit 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5?! Already raises the tension, a good decision when seeking a quick win. 3. dxe5 d4 4. e3? Already … Continue reading

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Rathmines A win Armstrong

Yesterday, Sunday 1st April 2012, Rathmines won Leinster’s top league, the Armstrong, by beating St. Benildus 7-1 in the final round. This was a comprehensive and truely convincing win, with only two draws conceded and six wins. (I will be … Continue reading

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Juniors

Great to see the enthusiasm and joy!

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Phibsboro 4.5 – 3.5 Rathmines A

Last night saw Phibsboro deservedly claim a match win over our top-of-the-table team, Rathmines A. We went into this match out-rating them on boards 3-8 and with some of the guys in very impressive form, but failed to perform on … Continue reading

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Round 9 Armstrong Completed

Phibsboro maintained the pressure at the top with a 5.5-2.5 win over Kilkenny. Honors were even over the top five boards, but Kilkenny had to field a weakened bottom two boards (as they did against the A team too), so … Continue reading

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Armstrong Update

The Armstrong is coming to an exciting finish. The A team, who lead the league, managed a 6.5-1.5 win over Celbridge (5 wins, 3 draws, no loss). This result helps the B team directly too, so was quite important. Celbridge … Continue reading

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Armstrong round 9 underway

I wouldn’t be so pessimistic about the B team’s chances of surviving, after some results from round 9. They managed to win 4.5-3.5 against Elm Mount A, while Elm Mount B lost by 7.5-0.5 to St. Benildus, a potentially very damaging … Continue reading

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McPhillips vs. McCabe

Another game from the Kilkenny match, this time a superb win for Darren over the brilliant Karl McPhillips. All annotations and text are from Darren: Karl McPhillips (2281) vs. Darren McCabe (1889), Armstrong, Kilkenny vs. Rathmines ‘A’, played Saturday 19th … Continue reading

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Polimac vs. Scannell

Played on Saturday, February 19th, 2011. Armstrong Cup, Kilkenny vs Rathmines (board 6). Polimac, Darko (1989) vs Scannell, Tony (1822) Replay Game Here Reti Opening or Nimzovich-Larsen attack 1. b3 Nf6 2. Bb2 d5 3. Nf3 c5 4. e3 Nbd7 5. … Continue reading

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Armstrong B get a great result vs Phibsboro

With every point required to avoid the drop, this win comes at just the right time. Fantastic result, with the bottom four boards proving to be the decisive factor. Rathmines B vs Phibsboro Played Monday 21st February. T Skrzypnik 0-1 … Continue reading

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Strong Kilkenny team overcome Armstrong A

Here´s the scorecard from Kilkenny vs Rathmines A (Armstrong), played Saturday 19th February, 2011. Bd KILKENNY ICU no. Rating Result RATHMINES A ICU no. Rating 1 Alexander Baburin 7085 2482 1 – 0 Sam Osborne 6252 2084 2 Ryan Rhys … Continue reading

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Elm Mount well-beaten by Armstrong A team

Here´s the scorecard for Rathmines A vs Elm Mount in the Armstrong (10-Feb-2011) Bd Rathmines A ICU no. Rating Result Elm Mount ICU no. Rating 1 Mel O Cinneide 720 2182 0.5 – 0.5 David Fitzsimons 6236 2237 2 Sam … Continue reading

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Armstrong B lose to close rivals Malahide

Malahide vs. Rathmines B, Monday 7th Feb 2011 Justin Daly 0-1 T Skrzypnik Gerry Buckley 0.5-05 A Kalam V Bissett 0.5-0.5 M Janusaitis F McMAhon 1-0 John Aherne Melyvn King 1-0 Tony Bermingham Alec Tyrrell 0.5-0.5 David Goggins Paul Reilly … Continue reading

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