John Loughran (left) scored 9/11 for the Heidenfeld team. Greg Coyle scored 8½/11 in the O’Hanlon Cup team.
The last round of the Leinster League divisions 1 to 5 took place on Sunday, 24th March.
No Elm Mount teams were either promoted or relegated. The closest was the O’Hanlon team which missed out on promotion by half a point. PIctured is team captain Victor Murray playing.
The Armstrong team finished in 3rd place. The Heidenfeld team and the Ennis team both finished in 6th place. More pictures below:-
Pictured above is one of the club’s younger members Alex Goss who recently competed for his school team in a tournament run by GM Alexander Baburin. Alex’s team finished as runners up and Alex was the highest scoring player in the event
The Christmas Blitz took place on the 17th December. 20 took part in the competition. There were 2 groups of 10 with the top 4 in each group qualifying for the quarterfinals. The competition was run using the usual rating handicap method.
David won to come first and have first pick of the prizes. The prizes were presented by Pat Fitzsimons:-
David FItzsimons 1st
William Ffrench 2nd
Alan McDonagh 3rd
Ciaran Quinn 4th
Yann Salmon 5th
Eugene Donohue 6th
Liam Porter 7th
Zygis Jakubauskas 8th
Happy Christmas to all!
This year’s Elm Mount Christmas Blitz tournament will take place next Monday 17th December 2012. As always food will be provided with lots of prizes and fun guaranteed.
(This tournament is for members of Elm Mount chess club only)
Note: The Leinster Chess Union Christmas Blitz will be held in the Ierne club on Wednesday 19th – see the LCU website for details.
John Loughran won a grading prize in Kilkenny with a score of 4/6 in the Major.
Oliver Dunne has submitted a new “Chess Piece” about George Orwell and Chess.
The current status of Elm Mount’s teams in the Leinster Leagues is:-
Armstrong Cup: 2nd
Heidenfeld Trophy: 5th
Ennis Shield: 8th (although having played less games than the other teams)
O’Hanlon Cup: 6th
Bodley Cup (Group B): 2nd
The latest league tables can be seen here.
The new league season has started. Early results are:-
Elm Mount 5½ Balbriggan 2½ (Armstrong, 22nd September)
St. Benildus 4½ Elm Mount 3½ (Heidenfeld, 26th September)
Dun Laoghaire 4 Elm Mount 4 (Armstrong, 3rd October)
Fred Armstrong has won the club championship with a score of 7.5/9.
Runner-up were Pat Fitzsimons, Peter McGrath and Alan McDonagh.