The Armstrong team suffered a heavy 6.5-1.5 defeat away to a strong Dublin University side last night. With a bit of luck, we might have picked up an extra half-point or so, but an upset was always unlikely. Out-rated on seven boards, our next match will be even harder – Gonzaga will most probably out-rate us on all eight boards.
The struggle continues…
Some recent results the Armstrong Cup team drew 4-4 with a very strong Bray/Greystones side, good wins for Art, Lukasz and Herbert.
Our Heidenfeld Trophy team lost 6-2 to a strong Celbridge team a good win for Tom, and creditable draw for Mick on board one.
Our O’Hanlon side had a tough match losing 5.5-0.5 to Elm mount.
Happy New Year to all, don’t forget the chess club reopens on Monday the 5th of January.