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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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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