Archive for February, 2018

February 20, 2018

Bunratty Congress 2018

The Bunratty International Chess Festival takes place this weekend in the Bunratty Castle Hotel. With 4 sections Minor (U1200), Major (1200-1599), Challengers (1600-1999) and Masters (2000+) there is something for all levels of chess player. Lists of those entered to date are at Bunratty Chess and there is still just enough time to get your name in the draw, it looks like entries close tomorrow!

February 4, 2018

Latest Munster League Results

Ennis had one match today and it turned out to be a very competitive one going right down to the wire. A win for Gerry Casey and a draw by John Cassidy had us a point ahead before James Naughton equalised the scores with a win over Nick Larter. I put us in the lead again although Niall McDonnell probably missed a chance to consolidate an extra pawn at one point. This meant the result of the match depended on the result of Paul Carey vs Mike O’ Donnell. This turned into a bit of a marathon as it lasted over 4.5 hours and I’m not sure how many moves. It looked like Mike missed a win in the late middlegame and it could have ended in a draw but Paul managed to take the win and the match ended in a draw.

Limerick 2.5-2.5 Ennis A
1. N McDonnell 0-1 R Quinn
2. J Naughton 1-0 N Larter
3. P Carey 1-0 M O Donnell
4. R O’Brien 0.5-0.5 J Cassidy
5. T Jennings 0-1 G Casey

February 1, 2018

Chess Fest at Chez Le Fab

Details received recently of the 4th Chez Le Fab Chess Fest which takes place on Saturday 3rd February starting at 12pm. The tournament is a 9 round Swiss with 15 minutes per player per game and there is a cash prize and trophy. Entry is limited to 30 players so get your entry in soon if you want to play! You can enter online at the link above.