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September 2, 2021

November Ennis Tournament

With the relaxation in COVID restrictions John Cassidy is organising an over-the-board open tournament in the West County Hotel Ennis in November. The tournament will consist of 5 rounds played from November 12th to November 14th. Round 1 will be played on the 12th, with 2 rounds on each of the following days. Entry is limited to 50 people (edit: 11.10.2021 John Cassidy advises an updated maximum capacity of 80-90 players) so contact John on 0872495913 soon if you want to enter.

May 18, 2021

Ennis Congress Results

124 players entered the Ennis Congress 2021 which took place on lichess last weekend. Yours truly won the event on 9 out of 9, a score with which I was quite happy! Gavin Sheahan won the Marcel Castricum Cup. Full details of games, results and standings are on the Ennis Congress site on lichess while you can view live coverage of some of the games at Blair Connells Twitch channel

Well done to all involved in organising the tournament and in particular Aaron Daly who made sure everything ran smoothly on the day. A summary of results is below.

Overall Results – Jim Hussey Cup

  • First: Rory Quinn 9
  • Second: Oisin O’Cuilleanin 7.5
  • Third: Jacob Flynn 7

Best Juniors

  • First: Wenlie Liu 7
  • Second: Trisha Kanyamarala WIM 6.5
  • Third: Jason Liu 6.5

Best Female Player: Lara Putar 5.5

Grading Bands

  • 1800+ Adam Collins 6
  • 1600-1800 Gabriel Matthews 7
  • 1400-1600 Peter Koller 6
  • 1200-1400 Aidan Coll 5.5
  • 1000-1200 David Cunningham 5.5
  • 800-1000 James Scarry 5
  • 0-800 Christopher Woods 5
  • Best unrated George Stack 6
  • Best unrated Female Nemhain Doolin 3.5
  • Best unrated Junior Anuar Turashbayev 5

Results Marcel Castricum Cup

  • First: Gavin Sheahan 6.5
  • Second: Ben Sheahan 6.5
  • Third: Adam McCoy 6

If you missed the tournament and want to catch up on some of the action, go to Blair Connells twitch channel where you can view recordings of the excellent live streaming of the event. At one point, Blair was joined by the Ginger GM himself, Simon Williams, where aswell as covering the Ennis Congress, they also looked at some of the content in Simon and Richard Pallisers new Grandmaster Gambits course

April 8, 2021

Club League -Round 6 draw

 1 King, C       [5]       :     Timlin, P   [4]  
 2 Quinn, R      [4]       :     O'Brien, K  [3.5]
 3 Larter, N     [3.5]     :     Koller, P   [3]  
 4 O'Sullivan, J [3]       :     Dowdall, P  [3]  
 5 Murphy, D     [3]       :     Daly, A     [3]  
 6 Cassidy, J    [3]       :     Coughlan, C [3]  
 7 Casey, G      [2.5]     :     Stack, G    [3]  
 8 McGorrian, C  [2]       :     Hehir, S    [2.5]
 9 Nolan, B      [2]       :     Holland, T  [2]  
10 Daros, L      [2]       :     Rochford, J [2]  
11 Coll, A       [2]       :     Ryan, K     [2]  
12 McNulty, B    [2]       :     Joyce, M    [1]  
13 Rynne, L      [.5]      :     Rochford, A [1.5]
May 11, 2019

Ennis Congress next weekend

The Ennis Chess Congress takes place next weekend in the West County Hotel. There is an Open section and an U1400 section. Contact John Cassidy 087-2495913 to enter either event.

May 12, 2018

Coverage of Ennis Congress

The top 2 boards from the Ennis Open and the top board from the U1400 are being broadcast live here. Links to the pairings and standings are at the ICU website.

April 3, 2018

Easter results

Two Irish players made norms at the recent Easter tournaments in Dublin, winning their sections in the process. IM Alex Lopez made a GM norm. After starting somewhat slowly he won his last 5(!) games to win the tournament and make a norm. A little bit reminiscent of his performance in the Irish Championships last year when he won his last 4 games to tie for first. In the IM tournament FM Conor O’Donnell made an IM norm and won the tournament. Details at chess results and the ICU site.

September 23, 2017

Munster Championships 3 rounds in

The Munster Championships and Joe Browne Cup are taking place in the West County Hotel this weekend. Yours truly leads on 3 from 3 in a somewhat smaller than usual Senior Section. Paddy Quinlan is leading the Joe Browne Cup on 4 points from 4. There are two rounds still to go in the tournament tomorrow and the top 2 boards in the Senior and the top board in the Joe Browne cup are being broadcast live on the Irish Chess Union website.

The Irish Rapid and Blitz championships are on this weekend in Dublin. Maxime LaGarde beat 3 FMs and an IM on his way to first place with 7 from 7, Conor O’Donnell finished second and there was a 3 way tie in third back to fifth between Valdes, Li and Delaney. The blitz is on tomorrow.

May 14, 2017

Miron wins Ennis Open

Lucian Miron won the Ennis Open for a second year in the row. He coasted home fairly comfortably in the end, 5 wins in a row meant a last round draw was all that was needed to take first place. Daniel Hristodorescu and Colm Daly tied for second/third.


Lucian Miron won the Open

The u1400 section was won by Ennis player Azzizbek Shamsiddinov with another Ennis player Aidan Coll tied in second through to fourth with Jonathan Kiely and Atanas Kouhtev.


Azzizbek Shamsiddinov won the U1400 section

Full results table on the Irish Chess Union website.

May 22, 2016

Protected: Galway Rapidplay 2016

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March 17, 2016

Protected: Cork Congress this weekend

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