In the first game of the season away to Ballinasloe (in Athlone) our Heidenfeld side narrowly won 4.5 to 3.5, with excellent wins for David, Tony, Tom and Mick, and a draw by Noel.
In our second outing of the season at home v Bray, we drew 4 – 4, with excellent victories, for Marc and Tony, and draws for Dave, Conor, Colm and Art.
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).
Please note the club is running a new competition for non-league players and all members with a grading below 1400.
There will be the usual €5 entry fee. Starting date will be 10th October 2016.
Rate of play will be all moves in 1 hour 45 minutes.
Please put your names on the notice board in the club or by e mail to me ([email protected]).
Controller M Germaine.
Round 10 – Armstrong Cup
- Phibsboro 2.5 – Gonzaga 5.5
Phibsboro in the thick of a relegation battle which goes to the last round. Excellent win for Colm and draws for Mohamad, Conor and John.
Round 10 – Heidenfeld Trophy
- Rathmines A 5 – Phibsboro 3
Hard luck for a number of our players
Round 9 Armstrong Cup
- Dun Laogharie 4 – Phibsboro 4
A hard fought draw away to Dun Laoghaire, a good result considering our league position, with two tough matches to come in the last two rounds.
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.
Armstrong Cup League Table
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.
A depleted Armstrong Cup team lost 5-3 to Bray last night. Excellent wins for subs Bogdan and Mohammad, draws for Kevin and Conor. Thanks to the subs Bogdan, Mohammad, Tom and Micheal for playing.
On a funny note our two victor on the night and one of our draws came from the guys who were late due to the traffic being so bad, but they made up for the 40+ minutes or so they were down on time and contributed to a great result.
Our Heidenfeld side drew 4-4 with Inchicore A last night, draws for Art and Tony, and wins for Fergal, Mohamad and Marius.
Armstrong cup team won 4.5-3.5 v St. Benildus B – good wins for Dave, and Luca – draws for Kevin, Dario, Conor, Mohamad and Marius.