Club Championships Round 4 – Updated

In the 1st section, Donatas drew with Michael but still leads with 2.5 points as the chasing pack all scored draws. There are now 4 players on 2.

By way of contrast, all the games in section 2 were decisive. Pat defeated Rob on the top board and is now joint leader with Richard and Ciaran on 2.5.

This week sees a number of our competitors representing the club in LCU cup competitions. I’ve kept the disruption to a minimum but some of the games have had to be rearranged as shown below.

The full draw for round 4 is:

Section 1
2.5 Donatas Jocius Tony Bermingham 2
2 Philip Doyle Stephen Liddy 2
1.5 Abul Kalam Michael Kennedy 2
1.5 Jack Killane Grzegorz Pawlowski 1.5
1 David Goggins Peter Lynch 1.5
1 John Aherne Aram Hakobyan 1
0.5 Pierre Casaubieilh Panos Papadopolous 1
Section 2
2.5 Richard Sheahan Pat Freer 2.5
2 Rob Wilson Ciaran Byrne 2.5
1.5 Joe Flood Niall Whelan 2
2 Cian Bergin Eoin Farrelly 1.5
1 John O’Connell Dave Condren 1.5
0.5 Michael Sheahan Ken Vanston 1
0 Dee Mowlds Eoin Kelly 0.5

In section 1 David v Peter on Mon 22nd, John v Aram deferred, pending John’s availability.

In section 2, Rob v Ciaran is on Monday 15th, Joe v Niall on Monday 22nd.

All other games on Thursday next, 18th at 7.30.


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Club Championships Round 3

Round 2 produced 3 wins in section 1 for Donatas, Tony and Michael. Donatas is alone at full points followed by Michael and Tony on 1.5.

Section 2 is led by Rob alone on full points followed by Ciaran, Joe, Eoin and Richard on 1.5.

Next round Thursday 11th at 7.30. Pairings as follows.

Section 1
1.5 Michael Kennedy Donatas Jocius 2
1.5 Tony Bermingham Jack Killane 1
1 Grzegorz Pawlowski Peter Lynch 1
1 Stephen Liddy David Goggins 1
1 Panos Papadopolous Philip Doyle 1
1 Abul Kalam John Aherne 0.5
0 Aram Hakobyan Pierre Casaubieilh 0.5
Section 2
1.5 Pat Freer Rob Wilson 2
1.5 Ciaran Byrne Joe Flood 1.5
1.5 Eoin Farrelly Richard Sheahan 1.5
1 Ken Vanston Cian Bergin 1
1 Niall Whelan Eoin Kelly 0.5
0.5 Dave Condren Michael Sheahan 0.5
0 Dee Mowlds John O’Connell 0


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Club Championships Round 2

The club championships kicked off on Thursday and are being played in two section. In section 1, the full point was secured by Donatas and Abul while in Section 2, Niall, Rob and Ken recorded wins.

The draw for the second round is below. All games to be played Thursday May 4th at 7.30 with the exception of Kelly v Freer on Monday 8th.

Section 1
Donatas Jocius 1 1 Abul Kalam
John Aherne 0.5 0.5 Tony Bermingham
Philip Doyle 0.5 0.5 Grzegorz Pawlowski
David Goggins 0.5 0.5 Panos Papadopolous
Pierre Casaubieilh 0.5 0.5 Michael Kennedy
Jack Killane 0.5 0.5 Stephen Liddy
Peter Lynch 0 0 Aram Hakobyan
Section 2
Rob Wilson 1 1 Niall Whelan
Ciaran Byrne 0.5 1 Ken Vanston
Eoin Kelly 0.5 0.5 Pat Freer
Joe Flood 0.5 0.5 Dave Condren
Richard Sheahan 0.5 0.5 Michael Sheahan
John O’Connell 0 0.5 Eoin Farrelly
Cian Bergin 0 0 Dee Mowlds


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Leinster Leagues Results

The official results of the LCU leagues are in and overall it was a pretty good year for Rathmines.

Armstrong. Our team needed 1.5 points in the last round to ensure that we retained our Div 1 status. Fiachra and Jack scored wins while Mustakim and John Aherne scored draws so we were home and dry. The team finished in 10th position, 3.5 points ahead of Blanchardstown and just 2 points behind 7th positioned, Dun Laoghaire.

Top scorers were Tomasz on 5.5/9 and Fiachra on 5/10

Heidenfeld. A final round 6.5-1.5 win vs Bray/Greystones secured an excellent 3rd place by the smallest of margins.

Top scorers were Tony B 8.5/10 (board prize), Abul 7/11 and Jack 6.5/9

Ennis. We had two Ennis teams this year who fought their campaigns at either end of the table and both with considerable success. Our A team finished 2nd thereby securing promotion to the Heidenfeld for next year. Our B team were in peril for a while but Pat Freer led his team to safety by a half point margin in the end.

Top scorers were Panos with 10/11 (board prize), Sanjay 9.5/11 (board prize) followed by some other excellent scores: Stephen 7/9, Greg 7/11, Aram 6/8, Muhtarim 5/7 and Peter L 5/6.

Bodley. A strong finish couldn’t compensate for couple of disappointing earlier results, so were never really in the promotion mix. However, 4th place was a very creditable result.

Top scorer was Tom Butler on 6.5/10

O’Sullivan. We had two teams in action here. In group A our team of mainly youngsters turned in a third place result which was excellent behind very strong Gonzaga and UCD teams. Our group B team also had to deal with strong UCD and Gonzaga teams and could only manage eight position.

Top scorers were Cian Bergin and Eoin Farrelly, both picking up board prizes with 7.5/9. Also scoring well were Dave Hunter with 6/6, and Eoin Hunter with 5.5/6. In group B top scorers were Rob Wilson on 4/5 and Dee Mowlds on 3/6.

In the next season we will have 1 Armstrong, 2 Heidenfeld, 1 Ennis, 1 Bodley and 2 O’Sullivan.

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Club Championships Entries

The entries received to date are:

club championships 2017, starting tomorrow Thursday 267th at 7.45pm

No  Name                     Feder Rtg Loc 

1.  Aherne, John P                     1824
2.  Pawlokski, Grzegorz                1752
3.  Jocius, Donatas                    1718
4.  Killane, Jack                      1711
5.  Kalam, Abul                        1704
6.  Bermingham, Tony                   1689
7.  Doyle, Philip                      1661
8.  Hakobyan, Aram                     1601
9.  Papadopolous, Panagiotis           1548
10. Gupta, Utkarsh                     1524
11. Casaubieilh, Pierre                1500
12. Liddy, Stephen                     1498
13. Byrne, Ciaran                      1262
14. Wilson, Rob                        1181
15. Flood, Joe                         1158
16. Farrelly, Eoin                     1149
17. Bergin, Cian                       1005
18. Hunter, Dave                       885 
19. Sheahan, Richard                   820 
20. Kelly, Eoin                        800 
21. Vanston, Ken                       800 
22. Mowlds, Dee                        767 
23. Condren, Dave                      764 
24. Sheahan, Michael                   650

it looks like two sections 1-12 and 13-24.

Entries will be accepted on the night before 7.30.
A half point  bye is available for participants unable to make one of the rounds.

If any member has sent me their entry and I haven’t included it on the list please remind me and I will update and accept my apologies.

Entries still open at or 087 2415582


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Club Championships Postponed One Week

Apologies for the late notice but I’ve picked up a bug and can’t make it this evening. As it’s a bit of a task getting the competitions initiated, we have decided to postpone for one week until next Thursday 27th at 7.30 when I should be back in action.


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Club Championships Start On Thursday

Next Thursday, 20th, the club championships will commence. First round is at 7.30.

Thank you to all those you have already entered So far, we have 25 entries. If you haven’t entered already you can still do so by contacting Tony Bermingam at 087 2415582 or

As a last resort, you can enter on the night but be sure to do so before 7.30.

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