Pat Loughrey, the oldest member of our club, sadly passed away on December 28.
Pat served on both the DCC and UAC committees at different times and always with distinction. In 1985, when the Chess Club faced a homeless future due to the need to leave Lincoln Place, he negotiated, on behalf of the Chess Club, the move to our present UAC premises. Pat has been a great benefactor of the chess club and was always ready to greet and play chess with members both new and old and visitors alike. He will be sadly missed.
May he rest in peace.
Chess lessons are again offered for those interested in improving at this game. The course will be run by club member Daniel Martinez Otero who is a highly rated player and experienced chess instructor. These lessons are for players of 18 years or older who know the basic rules of chess. It is recommended for unrated players and those with a rating below 1500.
Venue: The venue is Dublin Chess Club (United Arts Club at 3, Upper Fitzwilliam St., Dublin 2). Our room (Room No. 9) is located on the top floor of the building.
Structure: 13 lessons of 2 hours each on the following dates:
This timetable is not definitive as some changes may be done due to working issues of the instructor. If you are not able to attend some of the lessons, the materials will be provided through email.
Price: The cost of attending the course is shown in the table below. This is equivalent to a very reasonable €7.7 per hour including extras above. A 10% discount is available for Dublin Chess Club (DCC) or United Arts Club (UAC) members, even if you join the club at the start of the course.
If you are interested or you have any question please contact Daniel Martinez Otero at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. 083 8477712 (Whatsapp if possible). Daniel will reply directly to any queries about the lessons.
Dylan Higgins, winner of the junior section of the summer tournament, could not make the Christmas Dinner and was subsequently presented with the Barry Browne trophy.
The annual Christmas Dinner was held on Nov. 29 in the beautiful Georgian dining room of the United Arts Club. Chef Anthony O'Grady served up a wonderful traditional Christmas feast. This was followed by presentation of the Club Championship Trophy to Daniel Otero winner of the senior section of the Club's Summer Tournament.
A well attended enjoyable night - the pictures, courtesy of Ross O'Mullane, tell the tale.