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February 10, 2019

Munster League Latest

There were matches in both Divisions 1 and 2 of the Munster League earlier today. A minutes silence was observed for Gerry McCarthy before the start of the first round.

Two losses today for the A team. We were a bit unlucky in the first match against Cork as the two games we lost could have gone either way. We were well beaten in the second match by Sarsfields. The B team had a win and a loss.

Ennis A 1.5 – 3.5 Cork A
1. R. Quinn 0-1 J. Shanel
2. T. Dunne 0.5-0.5 H. Doyle
3. L. Scott 0-1 H. de Jonge
4. N. Larter 0.5-0.5 P. Leichert
5. J. Cassody 0.5 – 0.5 S. Lawrence

Sarsfields 3.5 – 1.5 Ennis A
1. P. Walsh 0.5-0.5 R. Quinn
2. P. Kiely 1-0 T. Dunne
3. F. Noonan 0-1 L. Scott
4. L. O’Brien 1-0 N. Larter
5. D. Clancy 1-0 J. Cassidy

Dungarvan 1 – 4 Ennis B
1. E. Lambden 1-0 A. Daly
2. M. Basnayake 0-1 J. Dunne
3. C. Coughlan 0-1 A. Shamsiddinov
4. J. Lucey 0-1 L. Daros
5. P. O’Mahoney 0-1 J. O’Sullivan

Tralee 3.5 – 1.5 Ennis B
1. P. O’Sullivan 1-0 A. Daly
2. G. Hussey 1-0 J. Dunne
3. J. Keane 0-1 A. Shamsiddinov
4. D. Hochstrate 0.5-0.5 L. Daros
5. A. Osman 1-0 J. O’Sullivan

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January 19, 2019

Round 2 – Ennis League

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

January 16, 2019

RIP Gerry McCarthy

Just learned today that Gerry McCarthy has passed away. Gerry was a fixture on the Munster and Irish chess scene for many years and although not in good health recently it’s fitting that his last tournament was in the Munster League for CCYMS before Christmas. Sympathies to his family and friends.

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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December 9, 2018

Round 1 – Ennis Club League

It’s been a while since the club ran a league competition and John Cassidy is organising one for the 2018-2019 season. The draw for Round 1 has been made and is available here .

November 25, 2018

Munster League Rounds 3 and 4

Rounds 3 and 4 of Division 1 of the Munster League took place last Saturday. There were also matches in Division 2 so both Ennis teams were in action on the day. The A team had two wins and now lead Division 1.

Charleville 1-4 Ennis A
1. PJ Rea 0-1 R Quinn
2. A King 1-0 N Larter
3. K Foley 0-1 M O’Donnell
4. E Barry 0-1 J Cassidy
5. D Racz 0-1 G Casey

Limerick 1-4 Ennis A
1. D Chaudarov 0-1 R Quinn
2. J Naughton 0.5-0.5 N Larter
3. P Carey 0.5-0.5 J Cassidy
4. C Kirby 0-1 M O’Donnell
5. R O’Brien 0-1 G Casey

The B team had two close matches and were a bit unlucky not to take any match points for their efforts.

Ennis B 2-3 Tralee
1. P Quinlan 0.5-0.5 P O’Sullivan
2. A Shamsiddinov 1-0 P Shanahan
3. C McGorrian 0-1 D Hochstrete
4. J O’Sullivan 0.5-0.5 G Hussey
5. P Timlin 0-1 P Flaherty

Limerick B 4.5-0.5 Ennis B
1. D Fanning 1-0 P Quinlan
2. P Foenander 0.5-0.5 A Shamsiddinov
3. U Walschuis 1-0 C McGorrian
4. T Dineen 1-0 J O’Sullivan
5 H Prasad 1-0 P Timlin

November 4, 2018

Munster League Rounds 1 and 2

The Munster League 2018-2019 season commenced today in Charleville. Ennis had two difficult matches as we faced the teams that finished in first and second place last year Sarsfields and CCYMS. There was a minutes silence as a mark of respect to Philip Short prior to the first round.

Our match against Sarsfields was a close one. With the scores at 2-2 Luke Scott was pushing for a win in the ending against Martin O’Grady in the last game to finish. Martin held on to ensure the game and match finished drawn.

Ennis A 2.5- 2.5 Sarsfields
1. R Quinn 0-1 P Walsh
2. T Dunne 0.5-0.5 P Kiely
3. L Scott 0.5-0.5 M O’Grady
4. M O’Donnell 0.5-0.5 F Noonan
5. N Larter 1-0 L O’Brien

In the next round we had an excellent result with a comprehensive victory over CCYMS

Ennis A 4.5-0.5 CCYMS
1. R Quinn 1-0 K Moynihan
2. T Dunne 0.5-0.5 P O’Donovan
3. L Scott 1-0 G MCarthy
4. N Larter 1-0 T Myers
5. J Cassidy 1-0 T O’Leary

October 29, 2018

Three way tie in Limerick Open

There was a three way tie for first in the Limerick Open which finished earlier today. Colm Daly, Pierluigi Piscopo and Conor O’Donnell all finished on 5 from 6. Denis Ruchko and Sean Murphy finished a half point behind. Dylan Murphy won the U1400 with five wins in a row meaning he had won the tournament before the final round was even played. James Carolan, Atharva Paibir and Eric Wang all finished on 4.5.

October 27, 2018

Italian IM visits Ennis

Italian IM Pierluigi Piscopo is staying in Ennis this weekend while he competes in the Limerick Open. He paid a visit to O’Keeffes last night to sample some good Guinness, play some blitz and he also found time to show us some of his best games, some of which were very nice. Originally from Puglia in Italy, Pierluigi now lives and works as a chess coach in Corsica. You can get updates from the Limerick Open this weekend at the Irish Chess Union website.

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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.