An eventful week in chess for Rathmines.

Its been a busy week for the members of the Rathmines Junior Chess Club. There was the round 3 Bodley match away to St.Benildus where the Rathmines B team  played St. Benildus A’s. Many extra players took part in friendlies .Highlight of the night was a fantastic win for Stephen Higgins against Finn McDonnell (1020) see this link for further detail

In the Ennis, Rathmines B v Aer Lingus Fiachra Scallan drew with Gearoidin Ui Laighleis (1624)

In the Heidenfeld, Scott Mulligan beat Oliver Dunne (1818)  and Michael Higgins won against Terry Creighton, (1666)

It was then time to head to Kilkenny for the annual Chess Congress in the Club House Hotel.

Henry Li  was the winner of the Kilkenny Challangers section on a score or 5.5/6, while Liam Coman scored 5/6 for 2nd place.

In the Kilkenny majors Scott Mulligan finished on 4/6 with a very impressive performace rating of 1959 for the tournament. and winning a grading prize.

Scoring in the James Mason were Matthew Gallagher 2.5 and Fiachra Scallan 2 and in the challengers section were Sean Hunter 4, Alex Mulligan 3, Cillian Scallan 3, Eoin  Hunter 2.5, Stephen Higgins  2.5 and Ciara Scallan  2.  Well done to all of you against very strong competition.

for a detailed report see

First and Second place trophies go to Henry and Liam .kilkenny2013

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