Alex Byrne with the Robinson cup
The Irish junior teams won the Glorney and Robinson cups, with our own Alex Byrne having a great tournament on board one of the Robinson with 4.5 out of 5. Full results and a report by Desmond Beatty is on the icu site.
Hugh Doyle wins the Club Championship
Congratulations to Hugh Doyle who won the Club Championship emphatically, finishing two points clear of his nearest rivals! Here are the full results for the Club Championship.
End of Season Blitz
We’ll be holding the End of Season Blitz competition on Friday May 27th.
Cork are Munster League Double Champions for 2015/16, Winning Both Division 1 and Division 2
Congratulations to all players involved in the Munster Leagues for their phenomenal achievement of winning both their divisions. Cork A are champions of Division 1 and Cork B have secured promotion to Division 1 for next season! Here’s Keegan’s coverage of the Munster Leagues.
Club Championship seventh round draw
The draw for the seventh, and final, round of the Club Championship is available here. Games to be played on the 20th of May, if you can’t make that date you must contact your opponent and arrange for an earlier date. We have a contact list on-line, if you need the password or your number isn’t on it please contact us.
Cork Congress 2016 results and write-up
Here’s a write-up of Cork Congress 2016.
Here are the full results from each section:
Following great results in rounds 8 and 9 of the Munster Leagues Division 1, Keegan has provided another update with coverage of Cork A’s progress in the Munster Leagues.
Cork Congress Starts on 18th March
Entry for Cork Congress is still €35 for the next week, entries taken after 13th March will have an extra €10 surcharge, so get your entries in quickly. Enter on-line here, for postal entries and all other details see the Cork Congress page.
Following rounds 7 and 8 of the Munster Leagues Division 1, and rounds 3 and 4 of Division 2, Keegan has provided another interesting update with full coverage of Cork A’s progress in the Munster Leagues.
If you have any queries in relation to the draw for the remainder of the tournament, then please contact Michael Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you cannot play your game on the allocated night, you need (by arrangement) to play the game ahead of the final date – not after.
Please ensure you mark up your scores.
Walter Fitzgibbon passed away peacefully on the 5th
A great stalwart of Irish chess has passed away, he was one of the founding fathers of Cork Chess Club, who coached many of Corks best players. He will be sadly missed, here is a fun game of Walters trashing the current Irish champion Philip Short!
Colm Daly wins Mulcahy again.
Mulcahy starting on the 1st of Jan
We had an excellent turn out of 22 for the Christmas blitz with Steve Short taking first place and Henk de Jonge second, full results.
Mulcahy starting on the 1st
Pat Twomey will be taking entries for the Mulcahy before the blitz on Friday, or you can also enter online.
Third round draw and mobile phones
The draw for the third round is available here. Games to be played on the 29th of January, if you can’t make that date you must contact your opponent and arrange for an earlier date. We have a contact list on-line now, if you need the password or you number isn’t on it please contact us. The rule in the club at present is that you get a warning if you phone goes off once, and you lose the game the second time.
Second round draw
The draw for the second round is available here. Games to be played on the 11th of December, if you can’t make that date you must contact your opponent and arrange for an earlier date. We have a contact list on-line now, if you need the password or you number isn’t on it please contact us.
Mulcahy Memorial 2016
The Mulcahy Memorial starts on the 1st of Janurary 2016, in the Metropole Hotel. You can enter online here.
Alex Lopex IM coaching session on the 4th
International Master Alex Lopez will give a coaching session in the club on the 4th of December on the theme of tactics. Starting at 9pm sharp, this would benefit all levels of player.
Cork hoping to retain the Munster league this year had a good start winning both matches 4-1, full results are available at Munster Chess Union site.
What better way to start the new year with the Mulcahy starting on the 1st of January, full details are here with online payment here.
Club championship 2016
The draw for the first round of the 2016 club championship is here.
Please put your result up on the sheet in the club after your games.
The draw for the first round must be played no later than 6th of November. If you cannot make this date then you must contact your opponent beforehand and arrange an earlier date. We have a contact list on-line now, if you need the password or you number isn’t on it please contact us.
The coaching from 7 to 8 is being cancelled, we will still give coaching lessons but it will be during normal club hours.
Coaching and club championship
Pat Twomey and Steve Short will be giving coaching on the 2nd of Oct between 7 and 8pm all welcome. We are also taking final entries for the club championship which will be starting soon.
The Munster Championship can be followed at munster chess it has live games for the top two boards in the seniors and the top board in the Joe Browne cup, which is named after our president!
No coaching on 18th
Due to the Munster Championship this weekend, there will be no coaching from 7-8pm, but the club will be open and taking membership.
Coaching starting on 11th of Sept
Coaching for anyone interested in improving their chess from beginners up is starting this Friday from 7pm to 8pm, click here for more info.
We will be taking membership fees this Friday the 11th, also sheets will be available on the board for entry to club and league competitions. The Munster league games will be played on Sundays this year. We will be entering two teams in league.
Dark days for Irish Chess
At the Munster Chess Union AGM the membership voted overwhelmingly to state “The Munster Chess Union has no confidence in the current ICU executive”, this along with the recent statement from all the major tournament organisers (which can be read here), doesn’t augur well for Irish Chess.
Denis O’Connell in the press again!
After his game being shown in the Sunday Indo last week, Denis is in our local Indo this week. It’s worth a read Cork Independent
Goodluck to Keegan O’Mahoney in world juniors
You can follow Keegans progress at wjcc2015, the top seed is rated 2645!
AGM on the 4th of Sept
A reminder that the AGM is on the 4th of September starting at 8.30, hope to see you there.