August 5, 2020

Irish Championships 2020

The 99th Irish Chess Championships is taking place in Colaiste Eanna in Rathfarnham currently. The fifth round was played today so it’s just over half way through the tournament and top seed IM Sam Collins is leading on 4.5, a half point ahead of FM Colm Daly in second with 5 players tied a further half point back on 3.5. Links to all the games, results and live commentary are available at the Irish Chess Union website.

April 16, 2020

Ennis League and Lichess tournaments

John Cassidy was in touch to say that the Ennis Club League will resume once the social distancing measures in place for Covid19 have relaxed.

If you need your chess fix in the meantime, check out the Ennis Chess Club team site on lichess. Aaron and Lukasz are organising blitz tourneys there for anyone interested.

March 10, 2020

Round 2 – Ennis League 2020

The draw for Round 2 of the Ennis Club League 2020 is now available. John Cassidy has asked if this rounds matches can be played by Sunday 22nd March.

March 9, 2020

Recent Munster League Results

Both Ennis teams had matches in the most recent rounds of the Munster League yesterday. Ennis A brought themselves back into contention at the top of the Division 1 table with 2 wins while the B team had a win and a loss in Division 2.

CCYMS 2-3 Ennis A
1. K Moynihan 0-1 R Quinn
2. V Andric 0-1 J Williams
3. P O’Donovan 1-0 N Larter
4. T Healy 1-0 M O’Donnell
5. P Twomey 0-1 J Cassidy

Ennis A 3-2 Limerick B
1. R Quinn 0-1 A Fuentes
2. J Williams 0.5-0.5 J Solomatina
3. N Larter 1-0 A O’Sullivan
4. M O’Donnell 0.5-0.5 R O’Brien
5. J Cassidy 1-0 P Foenander

Galway 4-1 Ennis B
1. D Andreu 1-0 G Casey
2. D Rodriguez 1-0 A Daly
3. A Finnerty 1-0 L Daros
4. J Blackwell 0-1 D Murphy
5. Z Dragic 1-0 J O’Sullivan

Ennis B 4-1 Charleville
1. G Casey 0.5-0.5 PJ Rea
2. A Daly 1-0 A King
3. L Daros 0.5-0.5 K Cole
4. D Murphy 1-0 E Barry
5. J O Sullivan 1-0 D Racz

February 23, 2020

Nigel Short wins Bunratty 2020

The annual Bunratty Chess tournament took place over the weekend with a large field of over 300 competitors, many of whom travelled from abroad to take part. GM Nigel Short won the Masters section on 5 from 6. Well done to Ennis’ James O’Sullivan, Bill DeLee and and Sumanth Shindgi who finished joint first in the Minor. There was a 3-way tie for first in the Challengers also with CM Gerry McElligott, Paul O’Neill and Sam O’Neill all finishing on 5 points. Sam Murray won the Major on an impressive 5.5 from 6. Full results are available at Bunratty Chess website.

February 10, 2020

Munster League results Feb 9th

There were matches in both divisions of the Munster League yesterday. Ennis A had matches against Limerick A and Cork A while the B team played a double header against Dungarvan after one of their scheduled opponents didn’t travel.

Ennis A 1-4 Limerick A
1. R Quinn 1-0 R Delaney
2. T Dunne 0-1 J Vaughan
3. G O’Brien 0-1 K O’Flaherty
4. J Cassidy 0-1 N MCDonnell
5. G Casey 0-1 C Kirby

Cork A 3.5-1.5 Ennis A
1. J Shanel 1-0 R Quinn
2. SJ Murphy 1-0 T Dunne
3. P Leichert 1-0 G O’Brien
4. H De Jonge 0.5-0.5 J Cassidy
5. L Hackett 0-1 G Casey

Ennis B 4-1 Dungarvan
1. A Daly 0.5-0.5 E Lambden
2. J Dunne 1-0 J Lucey
3. L Daros 1-0 I Gordon
4. B Farragher 0.5-0.5 P O’Mahony
5. J O’Sullivan 1-0 w/o

Dungarvan 2.5-2.5 Ennis B
1. E Lambden 1-0 A Daly
2. J Lucey 1-0 J Dunne
3. I Gordon 0-1 L Daros
4. P O’Mahony 0.5-0.5 B Farragher
5. w/o 0-1 J O’Sullivan

February 2, 2020

Round 1 – Ennis League 2020

Pairings for round 1 of this years club league are now available. Full draw Round 1_2020 League

January 4, 2020

Ennis vs Castlebar

Ennis took part in a friendly match against Castlebar earlier today in Ennis. The result was a win for Castlebar. A return match is planned.

Ennis 1.5-4.5 Castlebar
1. R Quinn 1-0 J McDonnell
2. G Casey 0.5-0.5 R Senzel
3. D Murphy 0-1 M Senzel
4. J O’Sullivan 0-1 D Baird
5. P Timlin 0-1 J Bourke
6. J Cronin 0-1 M O’Connell

January 2, 2020

Ennis League 2020

The Ennis chess club league 2020 is due to start in the coming weeks. John Cassidy has asked for anyone interested in playing in the club league who hasn’t already contacted him to get in touch on 087 2495913.

December 16, 2019

Munster League latest results

Ennis A played a double header against Sarsfields in Limerick yesterday. A win and a draw meant that Ennis went top of the table after these results. Sarsfields defaulted on top board.

Sarsfields 2.5-2.5 Ennis A
1. w/o 0-1 R Quinn
2. P Kiely 0-1 N Larter
3. M O’Grady 1-0 M O’Donnell
4. F Noonan 1-0 J Cassidy
5. D Clancy 0.5-0.5 K Higgins

Ennis A 4-1 Sarsfields
1. R Quinn 1-0 w/o
2. K Higgins 1-0 P Kiely
3. N Larter 0.5-0.5 M O’Grady
4. M O’Donnell 0.5-0.5 F Noonan
5. J Cassidy 1-0 D Clancy

Ennis B also had matches yesterday, going down to 2 narrow losses in what’s proving to be a very competitive division this year.

Cork B 3-2 Ennis B
1. S Lawrence 1-0 B Farragher
2. B Foran 0.5-0.5 L Daros
3. D O’Kelly 0-1 D Murphy
4. D O’Mahony 0.5-0.5 J O’Sullivan
5. M Watkins 1-0 P Timlin

Ennis B 2-3 Charleville
1. B Farragher 0.5-0.5 PJ Rea
2. L Daros 0-1 A King
3. D Murphy 1-0 K Cole
4. J O’Sullivan 0.5-0.5 A Kilgore
5. P Timlin 0-1 P Meskell