Archive for September, 2022

September 9, 2022

Ennis Squad for the European Club Cup 2022

With no national club championships taking place for the last few years due to COVID, clubs who wished to compete in the European Club Cup were asked to forward expressions of interest in competing to the Irish Chess Union. This years event will take place in Mayrhofen in the Austrian Tyrol in October and Ennis were one of the clubs who expressed in interest in playing. Our squad for the event in rating order is …

  1. GM S. Williams
  2. FM G. Jahncke
  3. IM O. Gubanov
  4. B. Connell
  5. FM O. Culbeaux
  6. R. Quinn
  7. B. Thee
  8. J. Cassidy (Captain)
September 6, 2022

Ennis tournament Nov. 4th-6th

Pre-Covid the Limerick Open was traditionally held in Limerick in October but is moving to Ennis, for this year anyway. The event will take place in Ennis from November 4th to the 6th. This will be a 5 round event and contact John Cassidy on 087 2495913 or by email for more information. Further details will follow.

John also asked me to mention another event that has moved location, the Cork Congress, which will take place in the Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel from the 30th September to the 2nd October this year. There are 3 sections a masters, major and minor and you can enter via the Irish Chess Union website This was always a nice event to play and the new venue looks very nice!

September 2, 2022

Ennis U16s win gold

Well done to all the Clare chess players who took part in the All Ireland Community games finals recently. Congratulations in particular to the Ennis U16 team and their coach John Cassidy who won the gold medals beating Monaghan in the semi final and Sligo in the final.