Gonzaga Tournament

CHALLANGERS…Congratulations to Mustakim -Ul Haque, who scored 5 points to finish joint 2nd in the Challangers section and Dayna Ferguson won the overall ladies prize on 4 points. Muhtarim -Ul Haque also finished on 4 points, Sean Hunter scored 3, Alex Mulligan 2.5, Ciara Scallan 2.5, Stephen Higgins 2.5, Peter Carton 2.5, John Carton 2.5 , Cillian Scallan 1.5, Eoin Hunter 1.5 . Felix Jordan, our newest member, in his first event scored 2pts.

CHAMPIONSHIP… Our top scorers from Rathmines in this section were Liam Coman on 3.5, Michael Higgins 3.5, Henry Li 3.5, Fiachra Scallan 3, Matthew Gallagher 3, Eoghan Turner 3.  Liam beat the top seed in round 2 with a rating difference of 700pts, Fiachra beat an opponent 334pts higher than him with Matthews almost matching that with a difference of 287pts. Eoghan, playing for the first time in this section, as he won the Challangers last year,beat a player 547 pts higher than him while Henry, also in this section for the first time won with a difference of 402pts.

MASTERS…In his first time in the Masters Scott Mulligan scored 3.5 , beating the top seed, a Fide Master rated 2300, in round one. In 2012 he took part in his first Gonzga in the Challangers, moved up to the Championship the following year and this year competed in the Masters.

 

ps.. remember we always say..don’t worry about ratings, they aren’t important…but just this once…!!!

 

The ICU top improvers list has been published

Player Age G Fed Club 2013 Jan 2014 Jan Change
1 Connolly, Eoin 17 M IRL 700 1384 684
2 Scott, Luke 14 M IRL Blanchardstown 853 1468 615
3 O’Gorman, Tom 11 M IRL Shankill 835 1426 591
4 Coman, Liam 13 M IRL Rathmines Juniors 713 1293 580
5 O’Neill, Paul Sean 16 M IRL Naomh Barrog 767 1338 571
6 O’Gorman, Alice 13 F IRL Shankill 700 1235 535
7 McGovern Leahy, Cian 15 M IRL Dun Laoghaire 1111 1645 534
8 Halpenny, David 12 M IRL Dun Laoghaire 866 1355 489
9 Singpurwala, Kevin 14 M IRL Shannon 827 1255 428
10 Baczkowski, Piotr 12 M IRL Drogheda 700 1111 411
11 McDonnell, Paul M IRL Drogheda 704 1105 401
12 Manojlovic, Mihailo 13 M IRL St. Benildus 1003 1402 399
13 Doyle, Gavin M IRL Blanchardstown 992 1380 388
14 Melaugh, Shane 12 M IRL Elm Mount 786 1154 368
15 Mulligan, Scott 14 M IRL Rathmines Juniors 1475 1840 365
16 Gallagher, Matthew 11 M IRL Rathmines Juniors 997 1357 360
17 Maher, Conor 14 M IRL Gonzaga 902 1251 349
18 Doran, Desmond 14 M IRL Cork 1048 1366 318
19 O’Brien, Pat IRL Rathmines 965 1268 303
20 Dwyer, Daniel 8 M IRL Blanchardstown 700 983 283

http://ratings.icu.ie/icu_ratings/improvers

and Top Juniors list  has also been published

under 12

Player Age G Club Rating
1 O’Gorman, Tom 11 M Shankill 1426
2 Gallagher, Matthew 11 M Rathmines Juniors 1357
3 Li, Henry 11 M Rathmines Juniors 1336
4 Byrne, Alex 11 M St. Benildus 1143
5 Turner, Eoghan 10 M Rathmines Juniors 1105
6 Haque, Mustakim-Ul 11 M Rathmines Juniors 1077
7 Ni Laighleis, Aisling 10 F Aer Lingus 988
8 Dwyer, Daniel 8 M Blanchardstown 983
9 Grennell, Tom 11 M Dun Laoghaire 853
10 Haque, Muhtarim-Ul 9 M Rathmines Juniors 825
11 Redmond, Joshua 11 M Enniscorthy 784
12 Thomas, Johan 9 Dun Laoghaire 779
13 Hunter, Sean 10 M Rathmines Juniors 776

U14

Player Age G Club Rating
1 Mirza, Diana 13 F St. Michaels 1848
2 Hughes, Padraig 12 M Curragh 1433
3 Beatty, Ross 12 M St. Benildus 1432
4 O’Gorman, Tom 11 M Shankill 1426
5 Higgins, Michael 12 M Rathmines Juniors 1424
6 Manojlovic, Mihailo 13 M St. Benildus 1402
7 Scallan, Fiachra 12 M Rathmines Juniors 1381
8 Gallagher, Matthew 11 M Rathmines Juniors 1357
9 Halpenny, David 12 M Dun Laoghaire 1355
10 Li, Henry 11 M Rathmines Juniors 1336
11 Coman, Liam 13 M Rathmines Juniors 1293

under 18

Player Age G Club Rating
1 O’Donnell, Conor 14 M Gonzaga 2105
2 Murphy, Oissine 17 M Galway 2059
3 Mirza, Diana 13 F St. Michaels 1848
4 Cormican, John A. 17 M Galway 1847
5 Mulligan, Scott 14 M Rathmines Juniors 1840
6 Minnock, Eoin 15 M Kilkenny 1816
7 Danaher, James 17 M Shannon 1693
8 McGovern Leahy, Cian 15 M Dun Laoghaire 1645
9 Buckley, Alex 16 M Gonzaga 1644
10 Cooke, Peter 15 M Rathmines 1576

Congratulations to all of you who have made such wonderful progress this year.

 

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