The club secretary (who we almost forgot to re-elect, but is still John) will be doing up minutes from last night’s AGM to send around to all club members. There’s a couple of items which will be of interest to all members, so we would advise everyone to have a read through so you’re aware of club developments.
To celebrate actually holding an AGM, Gerry will be giving a simo up the club next week. He has said he’ll take on 12 players, and if there’s more takers, John Healy may run a simultaneous simultaneous in the next room.
A quick reminder to all that the club AGM takes place tomorrow evening at 8pm.
The Heidenfeld look to be in for another long season after failing to beat a promoted side for the second round in a row.
The Armstrong Cup – perhaps the oldest continually-played-for chess tournament in the world – turned 125 on Sunday. irlchess.com has a nice article to mark the event, including the first ever scoresheet and even the first ever board 1 match. As was the style of the times, it was a (variation of) the King’s Gambit!
Each of the club’s top three teams were in action this week, with quite different success rates…
Just nine months after threatening to quit the game following a disastrous Bodley game, Finn McDonnell has added the Frank Scott Shield to the Leinster u-14 title to complete a memorable year.
Bray/Greystones A have pulled out of the Bodley, so the fixtures have been revised. Where there had been three days both Bodleys were playing at home at the same time, there are now none – though there is now an interesting mix of Armstrong and Bodley B both travelling to the Curragh on the 11th of January next year!