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  • Chess News

    A lot has been happening over the Christmas break and Rathmines Juniors have been very busy.

    Well done to Cillian Scallan who won his section  of the Leinster Chess Unions Christmas Blitz in December.

    The Leinster Junior Championships took place in Bray with a large group of players from Rathmines taking part.

    In the u10’s Zhengzun Wang came 2nd with Andrew and Liam joint 5th, James Prenderville scored 3.5, Yubo Wang 3 and Eric Wang 2.

    Great result for Utkarash Gupta 2nd in under 11’s and to Sanjay Menon, Cillian Scallan and Yubo Wang joint 3rd.

    Andrew He and Liam Hunter finished on 4pts each and Jack McIntyre and Eric Wang finished on 2.5 points each in this very strong competition

    Sanjay, Andrew , Eoin Hunter, Utkarash and Cillian came joint 3rd in the u12’s

    In the u14’s Matthew Gallagher came 4th, Sean Hunter, Eoin Hunter and Ciara Scallan finished on 3pts, making Ciara the top scoring girl u14. While Cillian Scallan scored 2 in this section.

    This year’s Mick Germaine Cup competition,  took place on 12th December in the Ierne Sports and Social Club in Drumcondra, home of the Elm Mount Chess club. The event is for teams of junior players under 16 years of age and rated below 900 or unrated.


    The victorious Rathminors pictured left. Cillian Scallan, Ciara Scallan Captain, Sanjay Menon, Utkarash Gupta

    19 teams of 4 from both chess clubs and schools took part in the 6 round competition. The outright winners, by a margin of 4.5 points, were “Rathminors”. Sanjay Menon, was the team’s highest individual scorer with a 6 wins from six games. The other three team members (Cillian Scallan, Ciara Scallan and Utkarsh Gupta also achieved impressive individual scores of 5.5, 5 and 5 respectively). The only other player in the event with a perfect score of 6 from 6 was Sam Kelly of the Malahide Majors team.

    The Malahide Maurarders and Maestros finished second and third respectively while a third Malahide team, the Majors were joint 4th with the Monkstown Rooks team.

    Fantastic results from all the Rathmines players across the many competitions over the Christmas period.



  • 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


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

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

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