Category Archives: Irish championships

Irish championship 1974

The Irish championship 1974 was an 8-round, 28-player Swiss held in the Dublin C.C. clubrooms at 20 Lincoln Place from July 6-13, 1974. A full report has been added to the archives here: see also the Irish championships and Tournaments … Continue reading

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Irish championship players, updated

The lists of Irish championship players have been updated: see the full list in descending order of number of championships played, and the same in alphabetical order. Compared with the lists originally posted last July, full names are given for … Continue reading

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Cootes-Heidenfeld, Irish championship 1973

Wolfgang Heidenfeld’s wild game against Arthur Cootes from the first round of the Irish championship in 1973—discussed by David McAlister in his reconstruction of the event in the previous post—featured a king hunt triggered by an early piece sacrifice by … Continue reading

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Irish Championship 1973

In a comment about our list of players who have competed in the Irish Championship over the years, Martin Crichton points out that Daire McMahon was unlikely to have played in the 1973 Irish Championship. The error appears to have … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Irish championship 2003

A new report for the Irish championship 2003 has been added to the tournaments pages here. Stephen Brady won for the fourth time, finishing 1½ points clear of the field. Until this addition, this championship was the most recent for … Continue reading

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