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June 18, 2022

Galway Rapidplay 2022

There was a big entry for the 2022 edition of the Galway Rapidplay which took place in the Bridge Centre in Galway today. FM Colm Daly took first place on 6.5 from 7. I shared joint second with S. Anand Kumar on 6 from 7. Alice O’Gorman took the ladies prize and there were lots of junior prize winners with the organisers adding extra prizes due to the large turn out. I can’t remember all and don’t want to leave anyone out. Results and a full list of prize winners will likely be available at the Galway chess website in the coming days.

The event had an international flavour with players from many countries participating including a number of players from Ukraine who have certainly added a lot to the Irish chess scene since arriving. My only loss was to a player from Trinidad and Tobago who is currently studying in Dublin. I took a slightly risky approach with the black pieces saccing a pawn in the opening for an attack, but my opponent played well and was better until he missed a tactic that left the position very unclear. I failed to follow up correctly though and my opponent was able to go into a winning ending which he duly converted.

Other Ennis players competing were Mike O’Donnell, Roy Marshall and George Stack (who also won a prize). The tournament was fun. I like the format, it’s possible to play reasonably good chess but still fast enough that one doesn’t have much time to dwell on a loss, as the rounds come and go quickly and the whole event can be played in a day. It would be nice to see more of these type of rapidplays in the West.

On a sombre note, sad to hear today that Paddy Quinlan passed away recently. Paddy was a real chess aficionado, not only playing regularly in chess tournaments and leagues but also finding time to organise very enjoyable tournaments in Tramore and Waterford over the years. May he rest in peace.

June 16, 2022

Quinn wins club championship 2022

Yours truly won the Ennis chess club championship with a win in the final round yesterday to finish on 6.5 from 7. Cody Coughlan, John Cassidy and James Danaher finished tied in second on 5 points. They could still be joined by other players depending on how the matches still to be played finish. Full results and standings will follow once all matches are finished.

June 2, 2022

Round 6 Results Club League

  1 O’Brien, Kieran [4]     0:1 Quinn, Rory  [4.5]
  2 Coughlan, Cody [4]    0:1    Danaher, James [4]
  3 Casey, Gerry[3]   1/2:1/2  Koeller, Peter [4]
  4 Cassidy, John [3.5]  1/2:1/2  Daros, Lukasz [3] (provisional)
  5 Casey, Georgie [3]  1/2:1/2  Meany, Stephen [3]
  6 Mbube, Vladimir [3]   0:1    McGorrian, Chris [3]
  7 Holland, Tadhg [3]     0:1    Ulbrych, Stanislaw [3]
  8 O’Donnell, Michael [3]  1:0    Coughlan, James  [2.5]
  9 Stack, George [2.5]    1:0    Coll, Aidan  [2.5]
10 Fedurek, Jacek [2]      0:1    Marshall, Roy  [2.5]
11 O’Sullivan, James [2]  1:0    Collier, Patrick [2]
12 Timlin, Phil [2]    1:0    Nolan, Brian[2]
13 McCarthy, Conall  [1.5]  1/2:1/2  Dyksy, Krzysztof  [1] (provisional)
14 Jackson, Oisin [1.5]  1/2:1/2  Noonan, Caspar  [0] (provisional)
15 Breslin, Ultan  [1]      0:1    McAuliffe, Jack    [1]

April 5, 2022

Friendly match results

Last weekend an Ennis selection played an away match against a Westport/Castlebar selection. The final result was a win for Ennis.

Westport/Castlebar 0.5 – 5.5 Ennis

  1. D Baird 0-1 R Quinn
  2. J McDonnell 0.5-0.5 B Neaga
  3. M O’Connell 0-1 J Cassidy
  4. J Hensey 0-1 J O’Sullivan
  5. H Hughes 0-1 S Meaney
  6. M Senzel 0-1 R Marshall
February 27, 2022

Sam Collins wins Ennis Congress 2022

IM Sam Collins has won the Ennis Congress on a score of 5 from 5. FM Colm Daly and Sam O’Neil finished in joint second on 4.5 from 5. Link to final standings

Well done too to Gavin Sheahan who won Marcel Castricum Cup on 4 out of 5. This year both sections were played as one competition so 4 out of 5 is an excellent score. Thirteen players in total including GM Keith Arkell finished tied on 4 points.

July 11, 2021

Results of June Junior Tournament

Well done to Tadhg Holland who won last months Junior tournament which took place on lichess. Full results at https://lichess.org/tournament/o8mCafFg

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

Keenan wins club league

Well done to Cathal Keenan (playing under the handle CathalKing) 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]