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  • Irish Squad win Glorney for second time

    • Following on last years successful tournament held in Ireland, where Ireland won the Glorney for the first time in almost 50 years, the Glorney team have won for a second time. The Robinson, u14, team have also retained their 1st place, while the Gilbert Girls team have come second to England and the Stokes,u12’s have come third ahead of Wales, England B and Scotland. The years tournament saw the return of France to the competition.
    • Congratulations to a fantastic squad of players, coaches and managers.

    Best overall squad in the tournament.

    Team Board Prizes

    • Glorney: Scott Muligan 5/5 on Bd 5
    • Gilbert: Alice O’Gorman 3.5/5 Bd 1
    • Robinson: Alex Byrne 4.5/5 on Bd 1
    • Stokes: Sanjay Menon 3.5/5 on Bd 5
    Glorney 2016 - Squad
    Glorney 2016 Day 3 Knight Knight
    Glorney 2016 - Irish Supporters
    Glorney 2016 - Homeward Bound
    Glorney 2016 - Glorney Winners
    Glorney 2016 - Official Sketch
    Glorney 2016 - Robinson Winners
    Rathmines Junior Chess Club would like to congratulate all the players, coaches and organisers who supported this fantastic squad. Especially to Rathmines players, Scott Mulligan, Muthariem Ul-Hague, Mustakiem Ul-Hagie, Sean Hunter, Utkarash Gupta and Sanjay Menon

    U18 Open selection for training

    Name Rating
    O’Donnell, Conor 2148
    McGovern Leahy, Cian 2006
    Byrne, Alex 1791
    Mulligan, Scott 1765
    Minnock, Eoin 1760
    Keating, Geoffrey 1716
    Li, Henry 1716
    Maher, Conor 1701
    Hughes, Padraig 1700
    O’Gorman, Tom 1698

    U18 Girls selection for training

    Name Rating
    Mirza, Diana 1637
    O’Gorman, Alice 1409
    Manojlovic, Anastasija 1314
    Hearne, Catherine 1281
    Walsh, Anjali ) (NWSRS) 1270*
    Ni Mhuireagain, Eibhia 1143
    Bolger, Katherine 863

    U14 Open Selection for training

    Name Rating
    Higgins, Michael 1684
    Scallan, Fiachra 1473
    Beatty, Ross 1470
    Redmond, Joshua 1437
    Haque, Mustakim-Ul 1353
    Halpenny, David 1351
    Gallagher, Matthew 1345
    Kildea, Robbie 1344
    Melaugh, Shane 1312
    Burke, Killian 1282
    Devilly, Sean 1224
    Onslow, Alfie (ECF) 152*

    U12 Open selection for training

    Name Rating
    Dwyer, Daniel 1618
    Haque, Muhtarim-Ul 1276
    Murphy, Adam 1227
    Hunter, Sean 1034
    Melaugh, Gavin 973
    Ferguson, Dayna 878
    Mulligan, Alex 870
    Naughton, James 851
    Fitzgerald, Niall 847
    Ruchko, Denis 843
    Thomas, Johan 826
    Higgins, Stephen 805
    Onslow, Teddy (ECF) 114*
    Walsh, Ciaran (NWSRS) 1380*

     

    *Note: Equivalent ratings used for those seeking full ICU ratings before May 2015. Applies to junior coaching squad selection only. Equivalent ratings are NOT used for international selection – see junior selection criteria.

     

    CONGRATS TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SELECTED. we are very proud of the many Rathmines Juniors who have been selected and we wish you the best of luck.

    for further details check the link below

     

    http://www.icu.ie/articles/488

     

    The Gonzaga College Chess  Classic took place from Jan 16th to 18th.

    Many Rathmines juniors took part in all sections.

    It was great to see so many young players qualifying to play in the Masters Section. A fantastic achievement for transition year student, Conor O’Donnell, who organised a great tournament, and topped it off by winning the Masters.

    Highlights of the weekend for Rathmines:

    Sean Hunter winner of the Challangers section

    Ciara Scallan, who along with Alice O’Gorman(Shankhill) won top female player  of the tournament.

    In the Masters, Henry Li  achieved a draw with last years Irish Senior Champion FM Colm Daly and Michael Higgins scored a very solid 3pts.

    More to follow when I get the official crosstables

     

     


  • Fantastic Results at the Mick Germaine Cup

    The club has a brilliant day at the Mick Germaine Cup. Three teams were entered from Rathmines Junior Club and competed against a very strong representation of clubs from throughout Leinster. 20 teams took part in all.

    Ciara Scallan captained the Kings , Sean Hunter, Cillian Scallan, Alex Mulligan and Daniel Bibou, to an impressive 2nd place. The were pipped by Enniscorthy, who they drew with in round 4. Top scorer, Cillian Scallan scored 6 out of 6 .

    The Rathmines Bishops and Rathmines Knights also performed very well, top scorer prizes were awarded to Felix and Sanjay. Almost 20 players from Rathmines took part on the three teams, some as subs. Congratulations to you all, every player put their all into their games and there was some very impressive matches played throughout the day.

     

    Report by Pat Fitzsimons from the ICU website


    This year’s Mick Germaine Cup competition took place on Saturday 11th October in the Ierne Sports and Social club, home of the Elm Mount Chess club. The competition is for teams of junior players rated under 900 or unrated and is open to both club and school teams.

    This year’s event had a record entry of 20 teams involving 95 players some of whom were as young as five or 6 years old and were making their debuts in a competitive tournament.

    The cup was won by the Enniscorthy Kings on an unbeaten score of 19/24 points over 6 rounds of matches from Rathmines Kings in the runners up spot on 16.5 points. 4 teams finished on 14 points with Blanchardstown finishing third and the Enniscorthy Knights securing 4th place on tie break from Shankill and St Catherines National School. The final standings are set out below. A number of school based teams competed for the first time in the event (Belgrove Boys, the North Dublin National School Project, and Our Ladies College, Greenhills). Another notable feature of this year’s competition was a welcome increase in the numbers of girls playing in the event.

    Four players achieved a perfect score of 6/6 for their teams Mercedes Plaza Reino (Enniscorthy Kings), Cillian Scallan (Rathmines Kings), Vinajak Unitham (Rathoath), and Andrew Whyte (St Catherines National School).

    Final standings:

    Standings   Team               Total Points
    
    1   Enniscorthy Kings               19
    2   Rathmines kings                 16.5
    3   Blanchardstows                  14
    4   Enniscorthy Knights             14
    5   Shankill                        14
    6   St Catherines                   14
    7   Rathmines knights               13.5
    8   Rathmines Bishops               13
    9   Skerries                        13
    10  Ratoath                         13
    11  Checkmates                      11.5
    12  Navan                           11.5
    13  Meath Girls                     11.5
    14  Ballinasloe                     11.5
    15  Our Lady's College Greenhills   11
    16  NDNSP Kings                     11
    17  Belgrove Knights                9.5
    18  Belgrove Boys School            9
    19  NDNSP Knights                   7.5
    20  Elm Mount Knights               4
  • Team Competition Tomorrow

    Maura and James will be in the Ierne Sports club tomorrow morning at 10.30. We will make up the teams as you arrive and register teams before 11am. For those who cannot make it in the morning or those who have to leave early, we will arrange to swap players throughout the day, no need to ring. Bring 5 euro entry fee and some lunch.

    Any queries email mauraosborne@eircom.net  I am not contactable be phone this weekend.

     

    The Mick Germaine Cup takes place this Saturday. We are going to enter 4 teams this year.

    Meet up in Ierne Sports and Social Club, map below, at 10.30 for registration. Some players who are unable to play in the morning can make arrangements to sub on teams in the afternoon.  Cost 5 euro per player.

    Teams of 4 players play 6 rounds over one day.
    Each team will need one guardian/parent to captain the team on the day.
    5 Euro per person (20 per team) payable at registration on the day.

    Saturday 11th of October 2014
    In the Ierne Sports and Social Club
    Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

    click  link below for map and directions

    http://www.iernesocialandsportsclub.com/apps/location/

    Registration and Playing Timetable.
    Registration 10.30am to 11am.
    Round 1 11am.
    Round 2 11.45am
    Round 3 12.30pm
    Break 1.15pm–2.15pm

    Round 4 2.15pm
    Round 5 3.00 pm
    Round 6 3.45 pm
    Prize-giving 4.30pm.
    Eligibility Requirements.
    Teams should be comprised of 4 players who are under 16 years of age on 1st September 2014.
    Players with an ICU rating of 900 or less or who are unrated are eligible to compete
    In the tournament.
    (ICU May 2014 rating list applies).

    There will be 3  /4 teams from Rathmines
    Meet up in the Main Hall Ierne Sports Club at 10.20 to form teams and register.
    There may be more that 4 players per team in which case we will have subs and alternate players each round.

    Rathmines …………………………………..
    Guardian:_______________________________________________
    Captain _______________________________________________
    Ciara, Cillian(pm), Alex, Sean(am), Jinlong, Dayna

    Rathmines …………………………………..
    Guardian:_______________________________________________
    Captain ________________________________________________
    Dara, Felix, Ilona, Melina, Eoin (am), Gerry, Daniel

    Rathmines ………………………………….
    Guardian________________________________________________
    Captain ________________________________________________
    James, Nedas, Ethan, Hugh, Grace, Utkarash, Theo, Mia


  • Junior Chess Club back 9th/10th September

    Hope you all had a lovely summer break, although many of you had a very busy time. We are looking forward to seeing you all again in September.

    Newcomers welcome too. Contact me at mauraosborne@eircom.net for details on how to join.

    Younger members club and classes begin on Tuesday 9th  at 7pm until 8.30, while Wednesday club night resumes on the 10th of September at 7pm.

    First team event on the upcoming events calendar will be the Mick Germaine Cup on the 11th of October.

    Below are the details of the upcoming

    MICK GERMIANE CUP

    Teams of 4 players play 6 rounds over one day.
    Each team will need one guardian/parent to captain the team on the day. Let me know ,by Wednesday 24th September, if you are interested in taking part on a Rathmines Team by emailing
    Maura Osborne@eircom.net
    Competition for teams of juniors/novices
    Will take place on:
    Saturday 11th of October 2014
    In the Ierne Sports and Social Club
    Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

    Registration and Playing Timetable.
    Registration  10.30am to 11am.
    Round 1          11am.
    Round 2         11.45am
    Round 3         12.30pm
    Break               1.15pm–2.15pm

    Round 4          2.15pm
    Round 5          3.00 pm
    Round 6          3.45 pm
    Prize-‐giving 4.30pm.
    Eligibility Requirements.
    Teams should be comprised of 4 players who are under 16 years of age on 1st September 2014.
    Players with an ICU rating of 900 or less or who are unrated are eligible to compete
    In the tournament.
    (ICU May 2014 rating list applies).


  • Glorney/Gilbert/Robinson/Stokes Internationals get underway

    Follow the games from the 12/u14/u18 Girls and u18 Boys as they take on teams from England, Scotland and Wales from Monday 3rd of August in Scotland.

    Scott, Glorney. Michael and Fiachra, Robinson Team and Henry, Mustakiem and Matthew, Stokes Pictured with members of the coaching team
    Scott, Glorney. Michael and Fiachra, Robinson Team and Henry, Mustakiem and Matthew, Stokes Pictured with members of the coaching team

    Full Irish Squad

    Click on links below to see Live games or Team/ Individual results and Leaderboard.

    Stokes Live Games                                              Stokes results and leaderboard

    Robinson Games Live                                        Robinson results and leaderboard

    Gilbert Live Games                                             Gilbert results and leaderboard

    Glorney Live Game                                             Glorney results and leaderboard

    Further details and pairings 

     

     


  • Awards

    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.

    Focused
    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