The Glorney Cup Team Event 2012

 Rathmines Junior Chess Club are very proud to announce that three club members have been selected to represent Ireland at this years  event. Scott Mulligan will play under 14 and Michael Higgins and Fiachra Scallan will play on the under 12 team.

The Glorney Cup

The Glorney Cup for boys, was originally instigated in 1947 by the Dublin businessman, Mr C Parker Glorney. The Faber Cup was introduced in 1967 for girls by Faber Books and was recently renamed the Jessie Gilbert Cup. The tournaments are often regarded as the pinnacle in the career of juniors aged below 18.

It confirms their status as one of the top junior chess players in their respective countries and gives them valuable experience against their counterparts in neighbouring countries, which stands them in good stead when they graduate up to the senior ranks. The Glorney Cup is a competition for boys with teams of 5 players, while the Jessie Gilbert Cup is for teams of three girls.

Four years ago, the Irish Chess Union took the initiative to expand the annual Tri-nations championships between under 12 and under 14 teams from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, by inviting England to send teams as well. Thus we now have a 4 nations championship in each age group with 4 separate cups to play for (the John Robertson Cup for the under 14s and the Bernadette Stokes Cup for the under 12s)

The teams for the forthcoming Glorney, Jessica Gilbert Memorial, Bernadette Stokes and John Robinson Cups have been selected.  The events will be held from the 17th to 21st July in Daventry, Northamptonshire, England.

Congratulations to Scott, Michael and Fiachra on their well deserved success.

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