Monthly Archives: July 2012
This year’s Glorney Cup has been well covered elsewhere (see the ICU report). But relatively little has been written about Glorney himself, other than that he was a Dublin businessman who donated the cup in 1947. Cecil Parker Glorney was … Continue reading
Must dash, so very briefly: a report on the Irish championship has been added to the tournaments page.
Irish championship 2012, and an update to the equal-first-in-an-Irish-championship-but-never-Irish-champion list
Congratulations to the joint Irish champions for this year, FMs Stephen Brady and Colm Daly, after one of the closest finishes ever. A fuller report later, but for now we should acknowledge that first place was shared by, and indeed … Continue reading
This year’s Irish championship is heating up, with a great win by David Fitzsimons over Stephen Brady in round 4 blowing the race wide open; he is now joint leader with John Redmond, last year’s runner-up, and they meet in … Continue reading
Thomas Cox, Irish champion in 1937 and 1938, and Leinster champion in 1936, ’37 and ’38, had what must be the most meteoric rise ever in Irish chess: he took up the game in 1933, at the age of 21, … Continue reading
Some items this month that weren’t the subject of separate posts: Games archive: The ICU games archive is an excellent resource and represents a huge amount of effort by its originators (John Hurley and Mark Orr deserve much of the … Continue reading