Irish championships

See also David McAlister’s Irish Chess History web site.

  • 1865-1911
  • 1865     J. A. “Porterfield” Rynd (first Irish championship)
  • 1886     Richard Whieldon Barnett
  • 1889     George D. Soffe
  • 1892     J. A. “Porterfield” Rynd
  • Otherwise no championship
  • 1912-1919
  • (1912     Irish Chess Union formed)
  • 1913     John J. O’Hanlon
  • 1915     John J. O’Hanlon
  • Otherwise no championship
  • 1920-1929
  • 1922     T. G. (Thomas George) Cranston
  • 1924     Philip Baker
  • 1925     John J. O’Hanlon (William Edward Thrift 1st-2nd; title awarded to O’Hanlon when Thrift could not play playoff match)
  • 1926     John J. O’Hanlon (1st-3rd W. J. Allen, P. J. McMahon; O’Hanlon won double-round all-play-all playoff)
  • 1927     Philip Baker
  • 1928     Philip Baker
  • 1929     Philip Baker
  • Otherwise no championship
  • 1930-1939
  • 1930     John J. O’Hanlon
  • 1931     T. G (Thomas George) Cranston
  • 1932     John J. O’Hanlon
  • 1933     James C. Creevey
  • 1934     James C. Creevey
  • 1935     John J. O’Hanlon
  • 1936     John J. O’Hanlon
  • 1937     Thomas Cox (1st-2nd Oscar A. Quigley; lost playoff match)
  • 1938     Thomas Cox
  • 1939     Barney O’Sullivan
  • 1940-1949
  • 1940     John J. O’Hanlon
  • 1941-1945     No championship
  • 1946     Barney O’Sullivan
  • 1947     P. A. (Paddy) Duignan
  • 1948     Dónal J. O’Sullivan
  • 1949     Paddy Kennedy
  • 1950-1959
  • 1950     T. Vincent Maher
  • 1951     Austin Bourke
  • 1952     Michael Schuster
  • 1953     E. N. (Noel) Mulcahy (1st-2nd T. Vincent Maher; lost on tie-break)
  • 1954     Terry Kelly
  • 1955     T. Vincent Maher (1st-2nd E. N. Mulcahy; lost on tie-break)
  • 1956     Dónal J. O’Sullivan
  • 1957     Dónal J. O’Sullivan (1st-2nd William R. Dunphy; lost on tie-break)
  • 1958     Wolfgang Heidenfeld
  • 1959     Brian Reilly
  • 1960-1969
  • 1960     Brian Reilly
  • 1961     John Reid
  • 1962     Michael Littleton and John Reid (1st-4th Alex Montwill, Brian Reilly; lost on tie-break)
  • 1963     Wolfgang Heidenfeld
  • 1964     Wolfgang Heidenfeld; Dublin, July 11-17; 8 player all-play-all, 28 games (2 available)
  • 1965     Michael Littleton
  • 1966     John Moles
  • 1967     Wolfgang Heidenfeld (1st-2nd Paul Henry; lost on tie-break)
  • 1968     Wolfgang Heidenfeld
  • 1969     Nick Patterson
  • 1970-1979
  • 1970     Paul Henry
  • 1971     John Moles
  • 1972     Wolfgang Heidenfeld (after playoff match); Dublin, July 8-16; 20 players, 9 rounds, 90 games (all available) (Matt O’Leary 1st-2nd; lost playoff match)
  • 1973     Hugh MacGrillen
  • 1974     Tony Doyle
  • 1975     Eamon Keogh and Alan Ludgate
  • 1976     Bernard Kernan
  • 1977     Ray Devenney and Alan Ludgate
  • 1978     Alan Ludgate
  • 1979     David Dunne and Eamon Keogh
  • 1980-1989
  • 1980     Paul Delaney
  • 1981     David Dunne and Philip Short
  • 1982     John Delaney (1st-3rd David Dunne, Philip Short; lost on tie-break)
  • 1983     David Dunne
  • 1984     Eugene Curtin
  • 1985     Eugene Curtin and Mark Orr
  • 1986     John Delaney and Philip Short
  • 1987     John Delaney
  • 1988     Philip Short
  • 1989     Niall Carton
  • 1990-1999
  • 1990     John Delaney
  • 1991     Stephen Brady
  • 1992     Stephen Brady
  • 1993     Niall Carton
  • 1994     Mark Orr
  • 1995     Brian Kelly
  • 1996     Richard O’Donovan (1st-3rd Tom Clarke, Colm Daly; lost on tie-break)
  • 1997     Joe Ryan
  • 1998     Colm Daly; Dublin, July 11-19; 20 players, 9 rounds, 88 games (all available)
  • 1999     Colm Daly; Drogheda, April 3-11; 18 players, 9 rounds, 80 games (all available)
  • 2000-2009
  • 2000     Mark Heidenfeld; Castleconnell, Co. Limerick, April 22-30; 12 players, 9 rounds, 53 games (all available)
  • 2001     Stephen Brady; Greystones, Co. Wicklow, July 7-15, 2001; 20 players, 9 rounds, 89 games (57 available)
  • 2002     Sam Collins
  • 2003     Stephen Brady; Greystones, Co. Wicklow, July 5-13; 18 players, 9 rounds, 78 games (35 available)
  • 2004     Joe Ryan; Limerick, July 10-18; 20 players, 9 rounds, 90 games (all available) (Gawain Jones 1st-2nd; ineligible for title of Irish champion)
  • 2005     Colm Daly; Dublin, July 9-17; 20 players, 9 rounds, 89 games (all available)
  • 2006     Stephen Brady; Dublin, July 8-16; 12 players, 9 rounds, 52 games (of which 14 available)
  • 2007     Stephen Brady and Brian Kelly; Dublin, June 30–July 8; 52 players, 9 rounds, 229 games (of which 224 available) (Mark Hebden and Nick Pert 1st-2nd; each ineligible for title of Irish champion)
  • 2008     Alexander Baburin; Dublin, July 5-13; 32 players, 9 rounds, 134 games (of which 133 available) (Alon Greenfeld 1st-2nd; ineligible for title of Irish champion)
  • 2009     Colm Daly; Dublin, July 4-12; 29 players, 9 rounds, 123 games (of which 91 available)
  • 2010–
  • 2010     Alex Lopez; Dublin, July 3-11; 28 players, 9 rounds, 122 games (of which 101 available)
  • 2011     Stephen Brady; Dublin, July 2-10; 26 players, 9 rounds, 115 games (all available)
  • 2012     Stephen Brady and Colm Daly; Dublin, July 7-15; 14 players, 9 rounds, 63 games (of which 62 available) (Juri Firstov 1st-3rd, ineligible for title of Irish champion)
  • 2013     Colm Daly; Limerick, July 6-14; 21 players, 9 rounds, 90 games (of which 70 available)
  • 2014     Sam Collins; Dublin, July 5-13; 30 players, 9 rounds, 129 games (all available)
  • 2015     Stephen Brady and Philip Short; Dublin, July 4-12; 19 players, 9 rounds, 79 games (all available (1 incomplete))
  • 2016     Stephen Jessel; Dublin, July 2-10; 16 players, 9 rounds, 72 games (all available)
  • 2017     Philip Short and Alex Lopez; Ennis, Co. Clare, July 29-August 6, 2017; 16 players, 9 rounds, 71 games (all available)

Subsidiary events (Irish intermediate championship, Irish ‘junior’ championship, weekenders, and AM and PM tournaments) ar collected on a separate Irish championships subsidiary events page.

Last updated September 21, 2017.

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