First Blitz Of Season

The first Blitz of the season will take place on Thursday 13th Sep at 8pm. All current and prospective members are welcome play. There will be 9 rounds with 3+2 time control.

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Do You Want To Play in LCU Chess League?

The premier inter-club competitions – the LCU leagues – will be starting in mid September. To ensure that all current and new members who wish to play are accommodated on teams it is important that you make your intention clear in the coming weeks to committee members. In particular, any new members should attend at the club and give their details.

The AGM will take place on Thursday 30th and thereafter we will be open each Monday and Thursday.

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Club AGM 2018

The Annual General Meeting of Rathmines Chess Club will be held in the Club Rooms on Thursday 30th August at 8pm.

All members are invited to attend and participate.

Any member wishing to propose motion, nominations or items for discussion should forward them to the Hon Sec, Michael Kennedy at mjdkennedy@hotmail.com by Thursday 23rd August.

Tony Bermingham

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Summer Closing

With the the advent of Summer and the completion of the last round of the club championships the club will remain closed on Mondays from now until the end of August.

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Club Championships – Final Round Results

 

round 5
Board result
Section 1
1 David Goggins 3.5 0.5-0.5 1.5 Panagiotis Papadopolous
2 Jack Killane 1.5 0-1 3 Tony Scannell
Section 2
4 Tom Butler 3 1-0 3.5 Andrew He
5 Jack McIntyre 3.5 0-1 2.5 Ciaran Byrne
6 Conor Mag Ruairc 2.5 tbd 2 Kevin Walsh
7 Eoin Kelly 2 def-1 1.5 Cian Bergin
8 Peter Bishop 1.5 0.5-0.5 1.5 John Curtis
9 Pat Freer 1.5 1-0 1.5 Dave Condren
10 John O’Connell 0.5 0-1 1 Niall Whelan

The final standings are:

Section 1
David Goggins 4
Tony Scannell 4
Peter Lynch 2
Tomy Bermingham 2
Panagiotis Papadopolous 1.5
Jack Killane 1
Section 2
Tom Butler 4
Ciaran Byrne 3,5
Jack McIntyre 3.5
Andrew He 3.5
Conor Mag Ruairc *2.5
Pat Freer 2.5
Cian Bergin 2.5
Kevin Walsh *2
Niall Whelan 2
John Curtis 2
Eoin Kelly 2
Peter Bishop 2
Dave Condren 1.5
John O’Connell 0,5

Conor vs Kevin to be played asap.

The outcome of section ! is a tie between David Goggins and Tony Scannell. Play-off to be arranged.

In Section 2 Tom Butler came out on top with 4 points followed by Ciaran, Jack, Andrew and possibly Conor on 3.5.

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Club Championships – Final Round – one deferral

In Section 1 David Goggins continues to lead the way from Tony Scannell by just half a point following wins against Jack and Panos respectively.

In section 2 the top table clash  of Andrew and Jack ended in a draw. Meanwhile, Jack won his postponed game against Cillian so Andrew and Jack share the lead on 3.5.

Unfortunately, Conor can’t make this evening so his game vs Kevin is differed. New time to be arranged.

round 5
Board result
Section 1
1 David Goggins 3.5 1.5 Panagiotis Papadopolous
2 Jack Killane 1.5 3 Tony Scannell
Section 2
4 Tom Butler 3 3.5 Andrew He
5 Jack McIntyre 3.5 2.5 Ciaran Byrne
6 Conor Mag Ruairc 2.5 2 Kevin Walsh
7 Eoin Kelly 2 1.5 Cian Bergin
8 Peter Bishop 1.5 1.5 John Curtis
9 Pat Freer 1.5 1.5 Dave Condren
10 John O’Connell 0.5 1 Niall Whelan

All games to be played on Thursday at 7.30pm

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Club Championships Round 4

As we now have sufficient entries at the top end we can proceed with the remaining two rounds in the usual two sections.

As things stand after three rounds David Goggins leads the way in Section 1 with 2.5 with Tony Scannell in second with 2. Andrew He is the sole leader in Section 2 with 3, followed by Ciaran Byrne and Jack McIntyre on 2.5.

All round 4 games scheduled for Thursday next 24th at 7.30

round 4
Board result
Section 1
1 David Goggins 2.5 1.5 Jack Killane
2 Panagiotis Papadopolous 1.5 2 Tony Scannell
3 Peter Lynch 1.5 1.5 Tony Bermingham
Section 2
4 Andrew He 3 2.5 Jack McIntyre
5 Ciaran Byrne 2.5 2 Tom Butler
6 Cillian Scallan 2 2 Conor Mag Ruairc
7 Peter Bishop 1 1.5 Kevin Walsh
8 John Curtis 1 1 Pat Freer
9 Cian Bergin 0.5 0,5 John O’Connell
10 Dave Condren 1 1 Eoin Kelly
11 Niall Whelan BYE
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