May 04, 2011

Jonathan O'Connor Lecture

The Curragh Chess Club meets every Thursday in the Watertower Conference Facility (beside Fire Station) at 8 p.m. Visitors are always welcome.

Lecture and Simultaneous Display

Jonathan O'Connor, chairperson of the Irish Chess Union and member of Dublin Chess Club will give a lecture and simultaneous exhibition game on Thursday 6th May at 7.30 p.m.

All are welcome to attend.

International Ratings

Two Curragh players have obtained partial FIDE ratings following the 2010-11 season, the first ever for the Curragh. The Heidenfeld Trophy was rated for the purposes of obtaining a FIDE rating but depended on the number of games against rated opponents. Although Richard played on the top board in the National Club championships, he did not play enough games to achieve a FIDE rating performance from the competition.



No of Qualifying Games

Rating Performance

Richard Arundell Heidenfeld Trophy



Pearse Dunne Heidenfeld Trophy




National Club Championships



It is expected that after next season, Richard and Pearse may obtain full international ratings and other players on the higher boards will manage to play against rated opponents.


Posted by mmcloughlin at May 4, 2011 01:44 PM