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  • 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).


  • 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.

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    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