The Fide rated 9 round Galway Rapid Play took place on Saturday 14th June. Fiachra Scallan won the top junior prize , scoring wins against Oisin Murphy and Ciaran Quinn to finish on a score of 5.5 losing only to a player rated 2358 and 1988, a brilliant performance from Fiachra in the run up to theinternational team events in the summer. Well done Fiachra.

Fiachra wins Top Junior Galway Rapid 2014

Rathmines Junior Chess Club had their end of term celebrations on Wednesday night. There was much to celebrate, the Rising Star teams win in ALSAA recently….pictured, Melina, Nedas, Iliona, Gerry and Cathal…  RisingStars2014o'connellrunnerupand the O’Connell Cup team of Stephen,Ciara,Alex, Eoin and Cillian who came 2nd, pictured being presented with their trophies by Gerry O’Connell.

TuesdayChessClub The younger players from the Club had their prize giving on Tuesday night.

Medal winners are pictured above enjoying a simultaneous match. All have improved greatly over the past few months. Lysander, Theo and James took part in Alex Baburins tournament last Saturday scoring a very impressive 2.5, 3 and 4 points.  James won a board prize in the recent Rising Stars Tournament scoring 6/6

rising stars 2014 018 Sanjay, who was not able to join us on Tuesday night, is pictured here playing in the Rising Stars Competition where he scored well on board 1 for the Rathmines Team,rising stars 2014 teamand Ethan, playing in the Rising Stars for Rathmines Team

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