New season kicks off with a bang!!!

Following on from their very successful chess season last year, many of the Rathmines Juniors have moved up in the ratings list. Scott Mulligan has moved up to the Ennis league playing on board 1 for Rathmines A with his teammate, Peter Cooke on Board 2. Michael Higgins, Fiachra Scallan and Matthew Gallagher played their first match for Rathmines B in the BEA against the Rathmines A team. The team, Captained by Nick Scallan, won the match 3-2.

BEA and ENNIS result.

Rathmines A 2  –  3 Rathmines B
Board Player Code Rating Result Player Code Rating
1 Flood, Joseph A. 443 1224 ½  –  ½ Higgins, Michael 12740 1168
2 Cunningham, Edward 10474 1178 0  –  1 Scallan, Nick 12817 1135
3 Collins, Kevin Alexander 12858 1100 0  –  1 Scallan, Fiachra 12696 1002
4 Balkanay, Arda 13124 982 ½  –  ½ Gallagher, Matthew 13031 878
5 Kennedy, Sean 4806 974 1  –  0 Mowlds, Dee 6904 710
Rathmines 4  –  2 Cavan
Board Player Code Rating Result Player Code Rating
1 Mulligan, Scott 12327 1381 0  –  1 Godley, Sean 12288 1555
2 Cooke, Peter 12169 1364 1  –  0 McMahon, Anthony 1138 1562
3 Maher, John 834 1367 ½  –  ½ Mulreid, Anthony 4834 1461
4 O’Connell, John 1232 1287 ½  –  ½ Ferguson, John M. 4314 1252
5 Byrne, Ciaran J. 2314 1225 1  –  0 Flynn, Seamus 12291 1260
6 McGrath, Andrew 6937 1115 1  –  W

The juniors have progressed considerably in the last year gaining valuable experience at international events, the Glorney and Faber and the European Youth Championships.

This weekend sees many of our players taking part in the Galway Chess Congress…. check out

http://www.galwaychess.com/congress2012/

Good luck to all.


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