Irish Championship 2007

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Information

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Basic data

Irish Championship 2007
Dates June 30-July 8, 2007
City Dublin
Venue Royal Dublin Hotel, 40 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1
Organiser and Arbiter Michael Crowe
Players participating 52
Games played 229
Competition format 9-round Swiss. Open to non-Irish players and to players rated under 1900 (both being changes to the usual qualification rules).
Tie break Only Irish players were eligible for the title of Irish champion. Tie-break would apply for title in case of a tie between three or more players; otherwise none.
Time control 40 moves in two hours, 20 moves in one hour, and 30 minutes for remaining moves
Sponsor Island Oil & Gas
Extra information Still from Philip Short-Stephen Brady

The ICU web site report has 11 photos, and there are 5 video clips plus 3 more photos at Colm Daly's irishchesschampionships site.

Above: a still from a video of the Philip Short-Stephen Brady time scramble that decided the championship.

Missing data, etc. Game scores for the remaining games
Concurrent events
Games available 224 (including 4 incomplete)
References Sources and notes. If you have any other documents, reports, references, biographical information, annotations or (in particular) photos, please .


Tournament review

See Mark Orr's tournament report on the ICU web site, Colm Daly's round-by-round updates at irishchesschampionships.com, and the article by John Healy and Mark Orr in the Irish Chess Journal, September 2007, pp. 6-12.



Interesting games

         Cafolla, Peter – Hebden, Mark      ½-½

         Redmond, John P. – Hebden, Mark      ½-½

         Short, Philip – Brady, Stephen      0-1

         Hebden, Mark – O'Connell, Gerard      0-1

         Pert, Nick – Fitzsimons, David      1-0

         Redmond, John P. – Rozentalis, Eduardas      1-0

         Große-Honebrink, Brigitte – Lynch, Peter J.      0-1

         Kelly, Brian – Orr, Mark J. L.      1-0

         McCarthy, Gerry – Khonji, Hameed      1-0

         Wall, Gavin – Brady, Stephen      1-0

         Conquest, Stuart – Wall, Gavin      1-0

         Twomey, Pat – Cafolla, Peter      0-1

         Osborne, Sam – Daly, Colm      1-0

         Pert, Nick – Wall, Gavin      1-0

         Freeman, Gordon – Redmond, John P.      0-1

         Lynch, Peter J. – Khonji, Hameed      1-0

         Cafolla, Peter – Brady, Stephen      0-1

         Hebden, Mark – Daly, Colm      1-0

         Hebden, Mark – Kelly, Brian      1-0

         O'Connell, Gerard – Jeffares, Simon      1-0

         McCarthy, Gerry – Große-Honebrink, Brigitte      ½-½