Category Archives: Tournaments

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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Bunratty Masters 2016

A full report on this year’s Bunratty Masters is now available here. Nigel Short finished clear first, apparently and surprisingly for the first time ever. All 135 games are available. In perhaps the most interesting of all, the French player … Continue reading

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Irish Junior Championships 2016

Congratulations to the winners in this year’s Irish Junior Championships, held last weekend in Killiney: Conor O’Donnell (Gonzaga), U19; Diana Mirza (St. Michael’s), U16; Henry Li (Gonzaga), U14; Danny Dwyer (Blanchardstown), U12, and Con Kirby (Limerick), U10. (I understand there … Continue reading

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Gonzaga Masters 2016

Last month I wrote here that there were apparently going to be no games available from this year’s Gonzaga Masters. I’m delighted to report that the great majority of the games have now been made available, compiled by Ruth Redmond … Continue reading

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Armstrong Cup 2015-16, continued

Even at the beginning of the season the general consensus was that it would be hard to stop Gonzaga in this year’s Armstrong Cup, and so it has proved. With some of the 8th-round matches played, Gonzaga leads by 4½ … Continue reading

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Ballyfermot Open 1995

Last year we had a photo from the Ballyfermot Open 1994, taken by Ray Woodhouse. He has now sent a set of newly discovered photos from the Ballyfermot Congress in 1995. It’s in the form of an A4 sheet with … Continue reading

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Enniscorthy Congress 2016

On this web site we’re interested in chronicling all tournaments, no matter how old. But it’s always nice to have an entirely new event to report, and the organisers of the Enniscorthy Congress are to be congratulated on their inaugural … Continue reading

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Gonzaga Masters 2012

The 15th Gonzaga Classic concluded today; congratulations to David Murray who won the top event, and for the first time. Apparently there will be no games available from this year’s event, but I’ve reorganized the Gonzaga Classics page here to … Continue reading

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Kilkenny Masters 1998

This weekend sees the annual Kilkenny Congress, which reminds me that up to now there have been no tournament reports here on any of this highly successful series of events. So here’s one: the 1998 top event, technically the IONA … Continue reading

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Munster championship 2015–II

This year’s Munster championship provided a return to a separate event and live boards for the top two games, both welcome decisions. (See the recent post here.) In an even more welcome development, the Munster Chess Union has now followed … Continue reading

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