The Summer Blitz takes place next monday 27th of August. All members are welcome, a good chance to refresh your skills for the new season. Contact Mick if interested so as that you can beed added to swiss perfect for the draw before monday.
Bray Chess Open, STARTS @ 7.00 PM in “The Esplanade Ballroom” on WEDNESDAY 22.8.2018
You can enter Online at www.icu.ie/events/1119 .
Please see the link below, for full details;
Looking forward to seeing you all, again?
President of Bray CC
The Chess Club will NOT be open on Monday 6th of August due to the bank holiday but will instead be open on Thursday the 9th.
As I’m sure you know, the Irish Championships get started in a couple of weeks and I wanted to let you know the full list of events in case any of your members were interested in playing:
The Irish Championship 2018 will run from August 3-12. Full list of events below:
The last rounds took place in ALSAA again this year, with both of our sides having last round victories
Heidenfeld Trophy side won 5.5-1.5 in the final round, wins for Michael, John, Dario, draws for Kevin and Valentin, and a Draw for Peter who substituted for the side at late notice. After a poor 1st half of the season the team rallied and finished 5th in the league.
Our Ennis Shield side cemented their place in the division, with a 5 – 1 win, with wins for Fergal, Tony, Tom and Mick, and draws for Noel and John.
The Last Round of the Leinster Leagues takes place on Sunday 29th of April, in ALSAA (Dublin Airport).
The Heidenfeld Trophy starts in the morning (10AM) and the Ennis Shield match takes place in the afternoon.
Best of Luck to all.
The fixtures for matches in our group in the Branagan Cup are
- Home to Rathmines on Monday 15th May 7.15pm
- Away to Elm Mount on Monday 29th May 7.15pm
- Away to Gonzaga on Saturday 10th June 2.30pm
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.
League Table and Fixtures
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.