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Chess During Closure

The club will remain closed until it is safe to return to over-the-board play. This is not likely to be for some time. Meanwhile, there are many online sites for chess play: chess.com, chess24 etc. The ICU are running daily … Continue reading

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Club Closure

Due to Covid 19 the club will remain closed until further notice. All league matches are also postponed. Hopefully this will be come under control before too long and we can again enjoy our chess together. Meanwhile, there are more … Continue reading

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Rapid Cancelled

Due to the Covid19 emergency the rapid scheduled for this evening has been cancelled.

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Rapid in Club Next Thurs 12th

We will be holding a rapid in the club next Thursday, 12th. Time control  10mins + 5secs which amounts to about 30mins in total per game. First round at 8pm so we should have 5 or 6 rounds.

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Rapid On Next Thursday 30th

We have a week free from league matches this week so on Thursday we are running a club blitz. First round at 7.45pm. Time control of 10min + 5 secs so we should be able to have 5 or 6 … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all our members. Wishing you all an enjoyable chess year. The club will be open from next Monday Jan 6th and thereafter on each Monday and Thursday.  

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Christmas Blitz Time Again

One of the highlights of the club calendar, the Christmas Blitz, will take place on Thursday 19th with first round at 8pm. With lots of prizes we hope that as many members as possible can make it and bring their … Continue reading

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Rapid On Thursday Next 24th 8pm

We will be holding a rapid on Thursday next for all members and newcomers. The time-control will be 10mins +5secs per move each which amounts to about 15mins each per game. All going well we should have at least five … Continue reading

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New Season Warm-Up On Thursday

With the leagues due to start in the next couple of weeks, we will have an informal warm-up competition on Thursday next, 18th, with first round at 8pm. We’re probably not up to full blitz speed yet so we’ll play … Continue reading

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New Season Under Way

The new 2019/2020 season is underway and now is a good time to get back into play on club nights. Club nights Monday And Thursday from 7.30. Experienced players welcome to come along and perhaps join one of our league … Continue reading

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Reminder: Club AGM On Thursday

As previously announced the club agm will take place on Thursday next, 29th Aug at 8pm. All members are invited and we are hoping for a large attendance. It is important to get the views of members on matters of … Continue reading

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Club AGM Thursday August 29th

The Annual General Meeting of Rathmines Chess Club will be held in the Club Rooms on Thursday 31st August at 8pm. All members are invited to attend and participate. We’re hoping for a good attendance means we can have the … Continue reading

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Mid Summer Celebration Blitz

With the league season over we can look back on the club’s key achievements. Ennis A, Ennis B, BEA A and BEA C all had good seasons and finished midtable. BEA B had a great year and were just pipped … Continue reading

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Tony Scannell Retains Club Championship

In the top board final round clash of the Club Championship Tony Scannell defeated David Goggins to retain the Senior Club Championship title, scoring an excellent 4.5/5. In section 2, Niall beat leader Sotirios and attained joint top spot with … Continue reading

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Summer Opening

As usual we will be open on Thursdays through the summer (June, July, August) but closed on Mondays.

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