Club Championships 2017

The club championship will be starting on Monday 8th May 2017, all members wishing to play please put your name on the notice board in the club or send to me by e mail [email protected] not later than Thursday 4th May 2017. Or by phone.
(H) 01 8556576 (M) 085 8755443.
By order of the committee.
M Germaine Sec.

Final Round of the Leinster Leagues

LCU Final Round in ALSAA, April 23rd.

After a tough season sadly our Armstrong Cup side was relegated. Going into the last round versus Bray we needed “snookers”. A loss 5-3 was no disgrace considering how highly rated they were, wins for Ravshan and Conor, as well as draws from Art and Marc was an honourable performance.

Well done to our Heidenfeld Trophy side who rallied in the last few rounds winning and picking up points, and despite a loss in the Last round their status was preserved. So next year we should have two Heidenfeld sides.

Recent Armstrong and Heidenfeld results

The Armstrong Cup side had a couple of tough results recently, losing 5.5-2.5 versus Balbriggan (wins for Kevin, Fergal and a draw for David) also a loss 6-2 v St. Benildus (win for Colm, and draws for Art and Conor).

The Heidenfeld Trophy side had a couple of good results recently, 6-2 win over Ballinasloe and a 5-3 loss to a strong St. Benildus side – this gives the side a very good chance at staying up.

The final round of the leinster leagues is on the 23rd of April (venue to be announced).

Some Recent Results

The Armstrong had a couple of bad results recently, losing 7-1 to Dublin, (Draws for art and John) and 7-1 to Gonzaga (Draws for Ravshan and super sub Michael), both very strong sides. We also had a close game against Dun Laoghaire drawing 4-4 unfortunately defaulting on board 8 meant we lost 4-3. We need good results in our final three games.

Heidenfeld had a tough match against a strong Curragh side losing 6.5-1.5 (draws for Tom Tony and John, and an close game against Elm Mount (who were higher rated on every board) losing 4.5-3.5 (excellent wins for Michael and John).

Our BEA Cup side had a narrow win 3-2 v Drogheda, and a lose 3.5-1.5 against a much higher rated Dublin University (Trinity) side.

Our O’Sullivan Cup side had tough matches whitewashed v St. Benildus and a narrow loss to Malahide

Mick Germaine Cup 2016

The Mick Germaine Cup was held in the Ierne Sports and Social Club (where Elm Mount Chess Club play) in Drumcondra. The Competition  was won by Malahide. Three is a competition report here. Also below are some photographs

Mick Germain Cup Winners Malahide

Winning Team Malahide with their coach the Irish Chess Stalwart Tom O’Sullivan, and Cup presented by Mick.

Mick and Patricia and the Cup.

Mick and the Cup

Christmas Blitz

Hi
Please note the Christmas blitz this year will take place in the club room on Monday  12th December 2016 at 7.30 pm.

And there will be prizes for everybody. Entry fee €5.

All members wishing to take part please put your name on the notice board in the club or by return of this email not later than Thursday 8th December 2016.

Thank you.

M Germaine Sec.