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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Club Championships Round 3


Club Championship 2018 Round 3
1 Tony Bermingham 1.5 1.5 David Goggins
2 Tony Scannell 1.5 1.5 Peter Lynch
3 Jack Killane 1 1 Panagiotis Papadopolous
4 Kevin Walsh 1 2 Ciaran Byrne
5 Jack McIntyre 1.5 1 John Curtis
6 Pat Freer 0.5 0.5 Peter Bishop
7 Niall Whelan 0 2 Andrew He
8 Conor Mag Ruairc 1.5 0 Cian Bergin
9 Eoin Kelly 1 1 Cillian Scallan
10 John O’Connell 0.5 1 Tom Butler
11 Dave Condren BYE

John v Tom is postponed to Monday when Cillian and Jack will play their second round.
All remaining games to be played on Thurs 17th at 7.30

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Changes to Round 2 Draw

Due to various issues of player availability the three lower boards in the published draw table is revised as follows:

Tom Butler v Conor Mac Ruairc – this evening 10th

Andrew He v Dave Condren – no change

Cillian Scallan v Jack McIntyre – deferred

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Club Championship Round 2

We have 20 players battling for the the three sections. To avoid multiple byes, the tournament is arranged one section but with the three sections each seeded differently for the first three rounds.

The next round is scheduled for Thursday 10th at 7.30. Two games are postponed to Monday 14th Panos v Tony and Cillian v Conor.

Club Championship 2018 Round 2
David Goggins 1 1 Tony Scannell
Panagiotis Papadopolous 0.5 1 Tony Bermingham
Peter Lynch 0.5 0.5 Jack Killane
Kevin Walsh 0 0 Cian Bergin
John Curtis 0 0 Niall Whelan
Ciaran Byrne 1 0.5 Pat Freer
Peter Bishop 0 0 John O’Connell
Tom Butler 1 1 Jack McIntyre
Andrew He 1 0 Dave Condren
Cillian Scallan 0.5 0.5 Conor Mac Ruairc


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Club Championship – further info

If possible notify me of your entry as soon as possible. Entries will only be taken on the night if you can do so no later than 7.30.

In response to some requests the following conditions apply. If you are unavailable for one of the designated nights I can usually arrange an alternative opportunity to play on a Monday. If you are unavailable on a particular week then a half point bye is available during the first three rounds.


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Teams Excel In Final Round

We entered the final round with four of our teams in precarious positions and only the Bodley in contention for honours. After some tense encounters, we can report that all our teams all pulled through with excellent results.

In the Armstrong the final round 3.5- 4.5 loss to St Benildus A was more than enough to secure our first division spot. Our guys finished with 6.5 points to spare and only a few points off mid table. Muhtarim on 7, Fiachra on 6.5 and Mustakim on 6 can justly be proud of their achievements in this very strong division. With the younger guys performing so well we can surely look forward to climbing the table next year.

In the Heidenfeld we faced into the last round facing the dreaded possibility of both our teams being relegated. The A team could manage only 1.5 points (after an unfortunate default through illness). However, the B team came up trumps winning 5-3 against Lucan and securing a Heidenfeld place for the club for next year. Tony Bermingham and Joe O’Hanlon were the top scorers but again some of the younger guys caught the eye with their play. Sanjay Menon 5.5/10, Sean Hunter 5/9  and Eoin Hunter 4/9 can surely all look forward to further progress and success.

Going into the last round the Ennis were favourites to face the drop. However, with probably the performance of the round they achieved a 3-3 result against a far higher rated Enniscorthy team and found safety. Niall Whelan and Cian Bergin were the highest scorers.

The BEA team finished with a drawn match and easily secured a comfortable fourth spot. Tom Butler returned and excellent 8/11 just missing out on a board prize.

In the Bodley both our teams performed well in the South section , securing second and third places. In the play-offs our Junior team scored excellent 4-1 and 4.5-0.5 wins to secure promotion to the BEA. Again some wonderful performances by our players. Jack McIntyre 6/8, Dave Condren 6/6! Andrew He 5/6, Cillian Scallan 5/7 topped the list among some strong performances.

All in all, a good day’s work and well done to all concerned. In particular, we should recognise the work of the captains without whom none of this would be possible.

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Club Championships – corrected dates

As the league season nears the end, the final round is on Sunday April 29th in the ALSAA Sports Club.

As usual our club championships take place after the leagues and are scheduled to finish by the start of June after five rounds.

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 round swiss
  • 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 May 3rd
round 2: Thursday May 10th
round 3: Thursday May 17th
round 4: Thursday May 24nd
round 5: Thursday May 31st

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, or
on notice in club, or
directly to Tony


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