Archive for March, 2018

March 30, 2018

Easter tournaments

Well done to Denis Ruchko who won the inaugural Connaught Championships last weekend. Andrejs Kozlovs won the Intermediate tournament. Details here.

The ICU Easter IM and GM norm tournaments are currently taking place in Dublin. Both Jan Sodoma and Petr Neuman are taking part in the IM tournament. Pairings and games are available at Chess-Results.

March 14, 2018

Connaught Chess Festival

The inaugural Connaught Chess Festival takes place in the Carlton Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe from the 23rd to the 25th March. Still some time to get the entries in but apparently tonight is the last date for discounted entry. Contact Conor Barrett – development@icu.ie for more information. Conor is also looking to put together a Connaught League and clubs interested in submitting a team are asked to make contact with him.

March 11, 2018

Munster League Results

It’s going to be a close finish to Division 1 of the Munster League this year, as after yesterdays matches 3 teams, CCYMS, Sarsfields and Cork A are all still in contention for the title. After beating CCYMS in the first match, Sarsfields could have gone joint top with a win over Ennis A but we drew the match, a result that leaves Sarsfields half a point behind CCYMS but with a match in hand. Cork A are also still very much in with a chance, level with Sarsfields on match points but having played a match more. Ennis A results from yesterday are below.

Cork B 0-5 Ennis A
1. D. Smith 0-1 R Quinn
2. S Murphy 0-1 T Dunne
3. G Condon 0-1 M O’Donnell
4. M Weidner 0-1 J. Cassidy
5. A White 0-1 J Dunne

Ennis A 2.5-2.5 Sarsfields
1. R Quinn 1-0 P Walsh
2. T Dunne 0.5-0.5 P Kiely
3. M O’Donnell 0.5-0.5 F Noonan
4. J Cassidy 0.5-0.5 M O’Grady
5. J Dunne 0-1 L O’Brien

Well done to Tralee who it looks like have won Division 2. They were top of the table going into yesterdays matches and a win and a draw meant in their matches meant they finish clear first. Ennis B’s results are below.

Ennis B 1.5-3.5 Dungarvan
1.A Shamsiddinov 0-1 E Lambden
2. C McGorrian 0-1 J Lucey
3. J O Sullivan 0.5-0.5 C Coughlan
4. S Hehir 1-0 I Gordon
5. P Timlin 0-1 P O’Mahony

Ennis B 2-3 Limerick B
1. A Shamsiddinov 1-0 D Fanning
2. C McGorrian 0.5-0.5 P Foenander
3. J O’Sullivan 0-1 S Danaher
4. S Hehir 0.5-0.5 T Dineen
5. P Timlin 0-1 H Prasad