Archive for ‘chess tournament’

January 19, 2019

Round 2 – Ennis League

The draw for round 2 of the club league is now available here.

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December 20, 2018

Christmas blitz 2018

There was a blitz tournament in O’Keefes last Tuesday for the Christmas season. Players were split into two groups, with the winner of each group meeting in the final. Yours truly won the tournament, drawing my game with James O’Sullivan but winning the rest. Nick Larter finished second. I’ll post full results when I get them.

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October 15, 2018

Limerick Open

The Limerick Open takes place from the 27th to the 29th October at the usual venue of the South Court Hotel in Limerick. Entries to John Cassidy 087 2495913.

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.

May 3, 2018

Ennis Congress 2018

The 2018 Ennis Congress takes place from the 11th to the 13th May in the West County Hotel in Ennis. As usual there are two sections, an Open and an U1400. You can enter the tournament via the ICU website or by contacting John Cassidy 087-2495913.

April 23, 2018

Gonzaga win NCC, Ballinasloe among ECC qualifiers.

Gonzaga won their third national club championship in a row at the weekend at the National Club Championships in Athlone. Dublin City chess club came second. Well done to Ballinasloe who for the first time will be among Ireland’s representatives at the European Club Cup, which takes place in Rhodes, Greece later this year, after finishing third. The Irish Chess Union website has a link to results on chess results server.

April 6, 2018

Irish Junior Championships

The Irish Junior Chess Championships 2018 are taking place in Shannon this weekend. Updates available at the Irish Chess Union 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.

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.