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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 https://www.twitch.tv/blairchess

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 https://www.twitch.tv/blairchess 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 https://www.chessable.com/grandmaster-gambits-1-e4/course/59936/

April 29, 2021

King wins club league

Well done to Cathal King who won the 2021 Ennis chess club league. The league took place online this year and there were 27 participants. Cathal went through the tournament undefeated scoring 6.5 points from 7. Yours truly came second on 6 out of 7. There was a tie from 3rd through to 7th with Paul Dowdall, George Stack, Dylan Murphy, Nick Larter and Phil Timlin (who withdrew after 6 rounds) all on 4.5 points. Full final results and standings are attached.

April 29, 2021

Round 7 Results

Results of Round 7 are below.

No Name        Total  Result   Name          Total

 1 Larter, N   [4.5]    0:1    King, C       [5.5]
 2 Coughlan, C [4]      0:1    Quinn, R      [5]  
 3 Stack, G    [4]     .5:.5   Murphy, D     [4]  
 4 Dowdall, P  [3.5]    1:0    Hehir, S      [3.5]
 5 O'Brien, K  [3.5]   .5:.5   O'Sullivan, J [3.5]
 6 Koller, P   [3]     .5:.5   Cassidy, J    [3]  
 7 Holland, T  [3]      1:0    McNulty, B    [3]  
 8 Daly, A     [3]      0:1    Daros, L      [3]  
 9 Coll, A     [3]      1:0    Casey, G      [2.5]
10 Rochford, J [2]     .5:.5   McGorrian, C  [2]  
11 Rochford, A [1.5]    0:1    Nolan, B      [2]  
12 Joyce, M    [1]      0:1    Rynne, L      [1.5]
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]
March 7, 2021

Club League Rd. 1 Results

Results of Round 1 draw are below. The entry list has been updated since last post.

 1 Daly, A       [0]       0:1     Quinn, R     [0] 
 2 Dowdall, P    [0]       1:0     Coll, A      [0] 
 3 Nolan, B      [0]       0:1     Casey, G     [0] 
 4 Aherne, T     [0]       1:0     Ryan, K      [0] 
 5 Rynne, L      [0]     1/2:1/2   O'Brien, K   [0] 
 6 Cassidy, J    [0]     1/2:1/2   Timlin, P    [0] 
 7 Holland, T    [0]       0:1     McGorrian, C [0] 
 8 O'Sullivan, J [0]       1:0     Hehir, S     [0] 
 9 McNulty, B    [0]       0:1     Daros, L     [0] 
10 Coughlan, C   [0]       1:0     Rochford, J  [0] 
11 Rochford, A   [0]       1:0     Joyce, M     [0] 
12 Murphy, D     [0]       0:1     King, C      [0]
13 Köller, P     [0]       bye
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

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

August 12, 2019

Murphy wins Irish Championships

Well done to FM Conor Murphy who won the Irish Championships at the weekend on an excellent score of 7.5/9. A last round win over FM Conor O’Donnell meant he finished in outright first, a half point ahead of IM Alex Lopez and IM Sam Collins who finished in joint 2nd/3rd.

Brays Eric Bennett won the Major, Kevin Fitzpatrick won the Challengers and Ben Cullen won the Weekday Open. The quickplay events were won by IM Alex Lopez (Rapid) and Tarun Kanyamarala (Blitz).

May 20, 2019

Vicas wins Ennis Open

Well done to Marijus Vicas who became the first untitled player to win the Ennis Congress outright since Valentine Kalinins in 2013. He started with five wins out of five and a last round draw was enough to take the title. FM Conor O’Donnell and FM Colm Daly finished in joint 2nd-3rd on five points. Theo Wallace won the U1400 starting with a draw before five successive wins gave him the title. Akshay Ranade and Hari Prasad finished a half point behind in joint 2md-3rd place.

Gradng prizes in the Open were won by Rafael Ninan Renji, Jana Solomatina and Con Kirby. Grading prizes in the Under 1400 were won by Tadhg Holland, Zoran Dragic,Sam Krawec and Scott Reilly. It was great to see so many promising juniors winning grading prizes.

Thanks to the West County Hotel for such a nice venue and sponsorship and also to Rochfords pharmacy and Clare County Council for their sponsorship. Thanks to Gerry and Mel Graham and Neal Kirby and everyone else who helped make the tournament a success, and especially main organiser John Cassidy.

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May 6, 2018

Fitzsimons becomes Irelands newest IM

Well done to David Fitzsimons on becoming just the eighth person from Ireland ever to achieve the International Master title at chess. David made his third norm at a recent round of the 4NCL. Congratulations to David on a fine achievement.