LCU Cups

The LCU cups will be run over June. Full details here https://www.icu.ie/events/1250.

Any member interested in playing should indicate their availability to John or Jack in the club or by reply to me. Closing date is June 1st so respond ASAP.

Tony

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Club Championships Final Rd

The final round takes place in the club on Thursday30th at 7.30.

In section 1 Tony Scannell and David Goggins are on top board while Tony Bermingham is still in with a shout.

Similarly, in section the top board clash of Sotirios and Niall is critical while Cian is still in contention should results go his way.

Club Championships 2019
Round 4 result
Section 1
3 Tony Bermingham 0-1 Tony Scannell 2.5
1.5 Shashank Rampali 0-1 David Goggins 1.5
1 Donatas Jocius def-1 Philip Doyle 1
1 Jack Killane 1-0 Ciaran Byrne 0.5
Section 2
3 Cian Porteus 0-1 Sotirios Papadopolous 2.5
2 John Curtis 0-1 Niall Whelan 2
1.5 Pat Freer 1-0 Joe Flood 2
1.5 John Corcoran 1-0 Francis Glennon 1
1 John Gaffney 0.5-0.5 Tom Butler 1
1 Dee Mowlds BYE
Club Championships 2019
Round 5 result
Section 1
3.5 Tony Scannell David Goggins 2.5
2 Jack Killane Tony Bermingham 3
2 Philip Doyle Shashank Rampali 1.5
0.5 Ciaran Byrne BYE
Donatas Jocius withdrawn
Section 2
3.5 Sotirios Papadopolous Niall Whelan 3
3 Cian Porteus John Corcoran 2.5
1.5 Tom Butler Pat Freer 2.5
2 Joe Flood John Curtis 2
0.5 Dee Mowlds John Gaffney 1.5
1 Francis Glennon BYE
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Section 2 Draw Change

There is a late change to section 2 draw to cater for Dee’s unavailability. This way there is a game for everyone who’s available.

Section 2
3 Cian Porteus Sotirios Papadopolous 2.5
2 John Curtis Niall Whelan 2
1.5 Pat Freer Joe Flood 2
1.5 John Corcoran Francis Glennon 1
1 John Gaffney Tom Butler 1
1 Dee Mowlds BYE
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Club Championships Round 4

Going into the penultimate round Tony B is a half point ahead of Tony S in section 1 while Cian has a similar lead over Sotirios in section 2.

Round 4 on Thursday 23rd at 7.30.

Club Championships 2019
Round 3 result
Section 1
1.5 David Goggins 0-1 Tony Bermingham 2
1 Donatas Jocius def-1 Tony Scannell 1.5
1 Shashank Rampali 0.5-0.5 Jack Killane 0.5
0.5 Philip Doyle 0.5-0.5 Ciaran Byrne 0
Section 2
2 Niall Whelan 0-1 Cian Porteus 2
1.5 Sotirios Papadopolous 1-0 John Gaffney 1
1 Tom Butler 0-1 John Curtis 1
1 Francis Glennon 0-1 Joe Flood 1
0.5 John Corcoran 1-0 Dee Mowlds 0.5
0.5 Pat Freer BYE 0.5
Club Championships 2019
Round 4 result
Section 1
3 Tony Bermingham Tony Scannell 2.5
1.5 Shashank Rampali David Goggins 1.5
1 Donatas Jocius Philip Doyle 1
1 Jack Killane Ciaran Byrne 0.5
Section 2
3 Cian Porteus Sotirios Papadopolous 2.5
2 John Curtis Niall Whelan 2
1.5 Pat Freer Joe Flood 2
1.5 John Corcoran Tom Butler 1
0.5 Dee Mowlds John Gaffney 1
1 Francis Glennon BYE
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Club Championships Round 3

The Round 2 results and Round 3 draw are below. All games to be played Thursday 16th at 7pm. If agreed by players matches may be deferred to Monday20th.

Club Championships 2019
Round 2 result
Section 1
Tony Bermingham 1-0 Shashank Rampali
Tony Scannell 1-0 Jack Killane
David Goggins 1-0 Philip Doyle
Ciaran Byrne 0-1 Donatas Jocius
Section 2
Niall Whelan 1-0 Francis Glennon
Cian Porteus 1-0 Tom Butler
Michael Gilligan 0-1 Sotirios Papadopolous
John Curtis 0.5-0.5 Pat Freer
Joe Flood 1-0 Dee Mowlds
John Gaffney 1-0 John Corcoran
Club Championships 2019
Round 3 result
Section 1
1.5 David Goggins Tony Bermingham 2
1 Donatas Jocius Tony Scannell 1.5
1 Shashank Rampali Jack Killane 0.5
0.5 Philip Doyle Ciaran Byrne 0
Section 2
2 Niall Whelan Cian Porteus 2
1.5 Sotirios Papadopolous John Gaffney 1
1 Tom Butler John Curtis 1
1 Francis Glennon Joe Flood 1
0.5 John Corcoran Dee Mowlds 0.5
0.5 Pat Freer BYE 0.5
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Club Championships 2019

The 2019 Club Championships kicked off on Thursday last. We’re playing two sections. Section 1 players compete for the senior championship while section 2 players compete for intermediate and junior championships depending on grading.

Round 1 results and Round 2 draw are as follows.

Club Championships 2019
Round 1 result
Section 1
Jack Killane 0.5 – 0.5 David Goggins
Philip Doyle 0.5 – 0.5 Tony Scannell
Shashank Rampali 1-0 Donatas Jocius
Ciaran Byrne 0-1 Tony Bermingham
Section 2
Pat Freer 0-1 Cian Porteus
Joe Flood 0-1 Niall Whelan
Sotirios Papadopolous 0.5 – 0.5 John Curtis
Francis Glennon 1-0 John Gaffney
Tom Butler TBA Michael Gilligan
Dee Mowlds bye
Club Championships 2019
Round 2 result
Section 1
1 Tony Bermingham Shashank Rampali 1
0.5 Tony Scannell Jack Killane 0.5
0.5 David Goggins Philip Doyle 0.5
0 Ciaran Byrne Donatas Jocius 0
Section 2
1 Niall Whelan Francis Glennon 1
1 Cian Porteus Tom Butler 0.5
0.5 Michael Gilligan Sotirios Papadopolous 0.5
0.5 John Curtis Pat Freer 0
0 Joe Flood Dee Mowlds 0.5
0 John Gaffney John Corcoran 0.5

The nominate date for round 2 is May 9th NOT May 2nd as this is reserved for a league match. However players may agree to play at another time on or before Monday 13th. Note the club is closed for May bank holiday on Monday 6th.

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Club Championships This Evening

A reminder that the club championships start this evening. If you haven’t entered already you can do so up to 7.30 when the draw will be made. A half point bye is available in any of rounds 1-4.

See you later

 

Tony

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Club Dates for April/May

April

Thurday 18th – club closed for Easter

Monday 22nd – club closed – public holiday

Thursday 25th – Club Championships round 1 at 7.30

Saturday 27th – BEA C home match

Monday 29th – regular club night

May

Thursday 2nd – BEA A home match

Monday 6th – club closed – public holiday

Thursday 9th – Club championships round 2 at 7.30

Monday 13th – regular club night

Thursday 16th – Club Championship round 3 at 7.30

Sunday 19th – LCU leagues final round

Monday 20th – regular club night

Thursday 23rd – Club Championships round 4

Monday 27th – regular club night

Thursday 30th – Club Championships round 5

 

 

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Club Championships 2019

The final round of the leagues for most teams is unusually late this year on Sunday May 19th so the club championships will kick off in advance of conclusion of the leagues
There will be 3 sections (depending on entry numbers) based on the latest published icu ratings.
A: 1500 +
B: 1200 – 1599
C: up to 1199
In the interests of best competition sections may be amalgamated or players may be floated up a section, at the discretion of the controller.
  • Open to all current members of Rathmines Chess Club
  • 5 or 6 round swiss depending on entry
  • 1 game per week
  • Rate of play 90mins + 15secs increment per move or 105mins all moves (quickplay finish rules apply)  if agreed by both players
  • ICU Rated – including an opportunity for unrated members to get on the rating list
  • Entry fee of €5 – to be paid to John Maher
  • Last year’s champions may play in higher section
  • In the event of a tie for first place the champion will be the determined by rapid play-off (25mins each, unrated) to take place on the Thursday immediately following the final roundThe schedule is as follows:

round 1: Thursday April25th provisionally, following rounds TBD depending on BEA matches

All rounds start at 7.30pm.

Entries by as soon as possible to controller, Tony Bermingham, in any of the following ways:

reply to this post, or
email rathmineschessclub@gmail.com, or
on notice in club, or
directly to Tony

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Rapid In Club On Monday 9th

As there’s a lull in the league calendar this week we can have a Club Rapid on Monday 9th (not Thursday 4th as previously billed when some league games have been arranged). As usual the mini tournament will have 4 rounds starting at 8pm. Pairings will be be seeded to ensure balanced pairings with a time control is 15mins+10secs

 

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National Club Championships

The National championships are taking place in Gonzaga over the weekend of 5-7th April. Details here…https://www.icu.ie/system/events/flyers/000/000/867/original/The_National_Club_Championships_2019.pdf?1551663129

If you are interested in being considered for the team please make your interest known to Tomasz, John Maher or myself asap.

Tony

We don’t have enough members available to play (including the Heidenfeld team which has a match on Sat 6th), therefore we have not entered a team this year. Pity.

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Blitz on Thursday

We have a week free from home matches this week so we can have a club blitz on Thursday 24th. First round at 8pm. We will have 9 rounds in all so we should be finished by 10. All member and prospective members are welcome to play. You can join or leave as it suits your.

A bit of chess fun and perhaps an opportunity to sharpen your game if you’re playing in Gonzaga at the weekend.

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Gerry McCarthy RIP

it was with great sadness that we learned this week of the death of Gerry McCarthy. Gerry was an active member of  Rathmines over many years. He is remembered as a keen chess player who made many friends in the club. Gerry worked as a journalist and writer. Gerry moved to Cork and continued to play until recently with Cork club CCYMS and participate in tournaments. He will be greatly missed in chess circles in Ireland.

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Holiday Closure

The Christmas Blitz is the last club event of 2018. Thereafter, we will be closed until Monday 7th.

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Christmas Blitz

The club Christmas Blitz will take place on Thursday 20th with first round at 8pm. As this is a highlight of the club’s calendar we hope that as many members as possible can make it.

For those interested in ‘that sort of thing’ we will afterwards be adjourning to a local hostelry for a seasonal drink.

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