Category Archives: Irish championships

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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Irish championship 1972

The Irish championship in 1972 marked the end of one era and the beginning of another. In part this was due to the Fischer boom: Fischer-Spassky began on July 11, in the middle of the event. For whatever reason, though … Continue reading

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Irish championship 2005

A report on the 2005 Irish championship has been added to the tournament pages here. Colm Daly won his third championship, after 1998 and 1999, by a full point. All games are available. It’s interesting that fully half of the … Continue reading

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Irish championship 2015

This year’s Irish championship, in progress as I write this, has a report available here, including all 35 games from the first four rounds. The report will be updated round-by-round. Though the field is markedly smaller than last year’s, it … Continue reading

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Irish championship 2008

A tournament report for the 2008 Irish championship has now been added to the report’s selection contains 22 games, and even at that another dozen could easily have been added. This report fills the most recent gap in the coverage … Continue reading

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