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.
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.
PHIBSBORO CHESS CLUB
MONDAY 10TH APRIL 2017
8 Round Swiss System
Entry Fee €5
Starting time 8pm sharp
Controller M Germaine
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).
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
Our Armstrong Cup away match against Gonzaga is being switched from Saturday 11th to Monday 13th in our premises. This is due to Gonzaga playing in an international league. A very tough match is anticipated.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Club is closed tonight and for the Christmas and will reopen on the 5th of January 2017.
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
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
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.
M Germaine Sec.
A good start to the season for our Division 5 – BEA cup side with wins against the Curragh, and against Dublin Chess Club.
Also solid start for our Division 7 – O’Sullivan Cup (Group A) side with a Draw v Naomh Barróg.