Category Archives: Club chess

Armstrong Cup, 1977 and today

This Sunday sees the final round of the Armstrong Cup. Dublin University has been ahead all season, but stumbled slightly recently with a loss to Gonzaga. With a 2-point lead, and with the only other possible winners Elm Mount and … Continue reading

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First Branagan Cup

This year’s Branagan Cup approaches its conclusion, with Elm Mount surprisingly winning easily against a much higher-rated Rathmines team in the first semi-final (so no double for Rathmines this year). The new mixed league/knockout system this year seems to have … Continue reading

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MTK Budapest-Dundrum, European Club Cup 1985

My earlier post promised more information on this match, including two games that are not in the databases, so here they are: Egon Varnusz-David Drakeford MTK Budapest-Dundrum, European Club Cup (1.4), Budapest, September 1985 26. Bh4 Rec7 27. Bxf6 gxf6 … Continue reading

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National Club Championship

The 2012 National Club Championship is being played on the last weekend of April. We have added a new page within our Team events section detailing the winners of the NCC since its inception in 1954. Records are far from … Continue reading

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MTK Budapest – Dundrum, European Club Cup 1985

With the finale of the Armstrong Cup on this weekend (not to mention the thorny issue of the National Club Championship and European Club Cup the topic of renewed controversy), it’s time for a post with some reminiscences of club … Continue reading

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