Our Armstrong Cup side lost 5-3 to Dublin Chess Club. Wins for David and Conor, and draws for Irek and Dario. Lucasz was unfortunate to lose in a time scramble. Thanks to Tony and Irek who was playing as substitued for us. We are in a real relagation battle, and every point counts, so the next battle is away to Dun Laoghaire in a few weeks on March 9th.
Our Heidenfeld Trophy side won 5.5 to 2.5 away to Celbridge last night. Excellent wins for Marius, Fergal, Bogdan, Tony and Tom, and a draw for Michael, hard luck to Ogantis and Mohamad who lost.
Celbridge are a good side and have be between the Armstrong and Heidenfeld divisions over the past couple of years, and would have out rated us on most boards especially the higher ones.
The league table will look a little better, and we have some crucial games coming up against Rathmines A and Lucan who with us are in a dog fight to stay in the division and our last game is against the league leaders Rathmines B in our last game of the season.
Narrow loss by Heidenfeld team 3.5-4.5 vs ballinsaloe, wins for Kristof, Marius and draws for Art, Fergal and Tom. Tom, Fergal and Micheal were unlucky, and a narrow loss is a great result.
Our next game is a tough away match against Celbridge, who have been in the armstrong in recent years, so every point counts.