A reminder to all that the first round of the 2020 Blitz Grand Prix will start tomorrow at the usual time of 8ish.
This is slightly different to the other usual time of “Whenever Ciarán arrives”, as he won’t be around for it – which may lead to operating difficulties with a new Swiss system. We think we’ve found something better than Swiss Gravy (well, pen and paper would be better than Swiss Gravy), and touch wood things will run smoothly enough tomorrow, but no guarantees…!
A round-up across the board as our league teams return to action after the Christmas break.
The new year tournaments saw the club finally break a 3-year duck in the Leinster Junior Championships – a period which had seen 8 players achieve 11 runners-up spots – while the norm tournaments saw decent performances for what are now the club’s top two players.
Kavin took the first title in what is surely a new era for the Frank Scott Shield last week, when another dramatic Putar win saw him end with a perfect score.
A quick reminder that the club Christmas party is tomorrow (the 18th) in the Mill House from 8, or 7 if you want to watch Barcelona v Real. Open to all those old enough to be in the Mill House at 8!
The club will be back open on 8th January.
The last of our league fixtures before Christmas has now been played, and three of our seven teams are in promotion contention at the half-way stage, while another three are in relegation battles…
The Leinster Chess Union have organised a new tournament next weekend aimed at less experienced players.