Monthly Archives: July 2012

C. Parker Glorney

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

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Irish championship 2012

Must dash, so very briefly: a report on the Irish championship has been added to the tournaments page.

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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

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Irish championship 2012

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

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Thomas Cox centenary

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

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Monthly update, June

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

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Double seesaw/windmill

On looking through the chess historical site Chess Notes, a search for items of Irish interest came up with the following curious example, submitted by Oliver Dunne–an old team-mate of mine, as it happens. In fact here’s a clipping of … Continue reading

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