Posts tagged ‘Ennis Open’

November 17, 2021

Photos from Ennis Open

Some more photos from last weekends tournament courtesy of John Cassidy.

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November 16, 2021

Connell wins November Open

The first over the board tournament in Ennis for some time took place last weekend with almost 100 competitors from all over the country and abroad taking part. Covid measures were in place with social distancing, mask wearing and COVID vaccination certificates being obligatory.

Well done to Blair Connell who took first place on a perfect score of 5 from 5, demonstrating nice endgame skills to take home the point in a few games. In second place was Juan Rodriguez Fernandez on 4.5 from 5 and who played very solidly throughout. Yours truly finished in third on tie break with 4 points after a blunder in the last round cost me a chance to battle for first. Other players finishing on 4 points were Markel Vesga Izeta, Kavin Venkatesan, Anthony Fox, John Kelly, Andrei Ivanov, Adam Collins, Alice O’Gorman, Peter Cafolla, Tommy Dunne, Henk de Jonge and John Waldron.

Well done also to Ennis man James O’Sullivan who won a grading prize as did Markel Vesga Izeta, Andrei Ivanov, James Scarry, and Oisin O Sullivan.

Thanks to all involved in organising what was a very enjoyable event, especially main organizer John Cassidy and the arbiter Neal Kirby who did an excellent job. Full results now available online courtesy of James Forde.

Blair Connell receivng first prize from John Cassidy
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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 12, 2017

Ennis Congress Underway

The Ennis Congress gets underway shortly in the West County Hotel. With upwards of 100 entrants and counting it looks like being one of the largest yet. The top 2 boards in the Open and the top board in the U1400 are being broadcast live on the ICU website.

May 22, 2013

Protected: Full Results from Ennis Congress

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May 18, 2013

Protected: A lucky escape

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May 18, 2013

Protected: Round 2 – Ennis Open

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May 18, 2013

Protected: First Impressions – Ennis Open 2013

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May 13, 2013

Protected: Ennis Congress this weekend

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May 21, 2012

Protected: Ennis Open Results- GM Jones takes the title

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