Category Archives: Tournaments

Irish championship 2001

A report for the Irish championship 2001 has been added to the archives here: see also the Irish championships and Tournaments pages. This was the first of three consecutive championships that were held in Greystones. In a field of 20 … Continue reading

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Armstrong Cup 1967-68

Today marks the official start of the new season for the Armstrong Cup, and indeed for all the Leinster leagues. Best of luck to all concerned! Gonzaga, of course, is aiming for three in a row, having run away with … Continue reading

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Irish championship players

John O’Hanlon’s long-standing record of nine Irish championship wins has been equalled by Stephen Brady, but O’Hanlon still holds one record: he competed in 29 championships. Even here his record is in some danger, with many currently active players nipping … Continue reading

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Irish championship 1999

A report for the Irish championship 1999 has been added to the collection here: see the Irish championships and Tournaments pages. The tournament was held in Drogheda for the first, and so far only, time ever. The turnout was excellent … Continue reading

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Armstrong Cup 1948-49: Sackville

Congratulations to Gonzaga, who have clinched the Armstrong Cup for the third time in a row, with a round to spare. Details of another past season have been added to the Armstrong Cup page. In 1948-49 the event had eight … Continue reading

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National Club Championship 2017

Congratulations to Gonzaga, convincing winners of this year’s National Club Championship, retaining the title they won for the first time last year. The event has greatly improved over the past couple of years; this must be due in significant part … Continue reading

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How?

Tournament reports have been added for the Bunratty Masters 1999 and 2006 editions. As always, there was much interesting chess in both. But there were also some puzzling games. Now it must be emphasized that even when a game is … Continue reading

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Irish championship 1964

The recent posts on the game Oliff-Keogh prompted me to look up the details of the main event with which it was associated, the 1964 Irish championship. That year’s event suffered several problems that turned it into one of the … Continue reading

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D. Dunne-N. Short, Glorney Cup 1977

In 1977 the Glorney Cup was held in Ireland (Gormanston College), and six teams competed, including the Netherlands and France. The English team included Nigel Short, Nigel Davies, Glenn Flear, Daniel King, and William Watson—and they didn’t even win. (See … Continue reading

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Irish championship 2016

The Irish championship runs from July 2 to July 10 at U.C.D. (Student Union building in Belfield). Already the tournament is causing a great deal of discussion, though unfortunately for all the wrong reasons: this year almost all players who … Continue reading

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