The first round of the rapid grand prix will be on Thursday, 9th, next in the club. As usual, we will try to squeeze 4 rounds into the evening. Time control 15mins + 10secs with the first round kicking off at 7.45. Most games should be finished within 50mins in which case subsequent rounds will start at 8.40, 9.35 and 10.30 or a little later if rounds run over.
All members welcome to join in the fun.
You may have seen a notice on the ICU website regarding the possibility to purchase clocks at an attractive price. https://www.icu.ie/articles/731 .The club will be placing an order. If you wish to add a personal order to the club’s order, contact John or Tony as soon as possible.
Next Monday 30th is the October bank holiday and so the club will be closed. Open again on Thursday.
Due to the bad weather club is closed Monday 16th.
Some excellent results were recorded by Rathmines players at the St Andrews weekender.
Muhtarim Ul Haque won the championship section with a score of 5.5/6 and a rating performance of 2052! Not to be outdone, Mahfuz Ul Haque followed up his 2nd place in the City of Dublin with a win on 6/6 in the challenger section. Congratulations to both players on their super performances.
Two of our Bodley South players also did very well in the challengers. New player David Possenti came second and Jack McIntyre got fourth, both on 4.5/6.
In the leagues our Heidenfeld B team caused an upset in getting a 5-3 win against our higher rated Heindenfeld A team. A good start for them in the campaign. Unfortunately, our Ennis team lost 0.5-5.5 against a much higher rated Phibsboro team.
As the season kicks off, we will get into the swing of things with the first club blitz of the season. We’ll be starting the first round at 7.45 on next Thursday, 14th.
Following the summer off-season we are now back into full swing for the new season. Club is open every Monday and Thursday from today. Anyone considering joining the chess club is welcome to come along and see if it works for you.