July ECU Newsletter published

The July edition of the ECU Newsletter has been published and may be accessed below: ECU Newsletter July 2018

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Roy Keane, Patron Drogheda Chess Club?

Drogheda Chess Club are set to announce the appointment Roy Keane as Patron of the Drogheda Chess Club.  PRO Frank Pentony has confirmed that the Club feel Roy's outburst about playing chess is the best PR the sport has received in years.  Keane recently said: "If you're worried about the physical side of sport, then …

Google honour Lyudmila Rudenko

Google honored Women’s World Chess Champion Lyudmila Rudenko with a 1960’s graphic art-inspired Google Doodle. Rudenko—born July 27, 1904 in Lubny, Ukraine—became a chess champion at just 24 years old during the 1928 Moscow Women’s Chess Championship. Rudenko was first introduced to chess by her father at just 10-years-old, according to Rudenko’s Google Doodle page. However, chess …

Club Championships Rated

The Drogheda Club Championships have now been rated and not surprisingly Andrew Watson achieved the highest increase (+111) overall following his magnificent performance in finishing 2nd in a very competitive B Championship.  Other high flyers were Alan Lynch (+97), Thierry Brearley (+72) Sean Cummins (+48), Martynas Gudauskas (+31), Oliver Gaynor (+30) and Joe Reid (+26). …