New Season

#19 "Rookie": Irish News 8th September 1983

Autumn is here, so both club and school chess-players will soon be starting a new season. I would encourage any chess beginners to join a school chess club or ordinary club now, if they want to improve their game.

Downpatrick Chess Club, like other provincial clubs, meets in he Public Library every Wednesday. Most schools have chess clubs, and there are so many school leagues that even newcomers should soon find a place on their school team. Also, chess tournaments abound and there is still time to phone Mrs. Murphy (Dublin 481724) to enter City of Dublin Congress, Mansion House, Dawson Street, September 9-11 this coming weekend.

Continuing our occasional look at young, improving players, Gerard Kelly was third in the Ulster Senior Schoolboys and his St. Mary's Grammar School team were also third in Division 1. His style is aggressive and sacrificial, as shown by the three sacrifices, not always sound, below. His opponent found this game a stiff "trial" and was force finally to "court" disaster.

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