Recent Armstrong and Heidenfeld results

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).


Some Recent Results

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


Mick Germaine Cup 2016

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

Mick Germain Cup Winners Malahide

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


Christmas Blitz

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.

Thank you.

M Germaine Sec.


New club competition for players under 1400

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]).

Thank you.
Controller M Germaine.


Round 1 losses for Armstrong and Heidenfeld

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!