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.
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.
Tough day at the office for both Armstrong Cup and Heidenfeld Trophy teams.
Armstrong lost 6.5 -1.5 to a very strong trinity side, with an excellent win for Kevin, special thanks to the four substitutes who lined out, much appreciated lads.
The Heidenfeld side lost 5.5-2.5 to Drogheda, with a win for Micheal last week.
Still early in the season and onwards and upwards!
New season of the Leinster Leagues starts soon.
New members are also very welcome.
After the success of last months summer blitz, we are going to have another tonight. So pop down early and give your name to Mick