Diana took the runner-up spot at the Irish Women’s Championships earlier this month. She started with a defeat to top seed and eventual champion Alice O’Gorman, but then recorded wins against Elizabeth O’Shaugnessy (a veteran of many Olympiads down the years), Polly McCormick (daughter of former St Benildus player Damien) and Brenda Foley to share second spot with another Diana, Mirza. Well done Diana!
All posts for the month September, 2021
Gerry took the Irish 50+ title at the weekend with a perfect score of 5/5.Continue Reading
The new season of the over-the-board 4NCL starts next month – if anyone is interested in playing, let me know, but obviously games will be in England and may clash with LCU games, which we would of course like to prioritise! Details are here.
The club would like to extend our condolences to Mariusz on the recent passing of his father, Anatol, after a short illness at the age of 75.Continue Reading
North Macedonia 2021 came to an end with our first disappointing result of the week, which sees us end half a point behind expected score. If only someone had accepted the draw they were offered!Continue Reading
In which we make a break for the border, and pass our tally from Greece despite an extra 45 points per board of a gap in every game.Continue Reading
In which we get revenge, break records, and continue to meet expected score.Continue Reading
A day trip into Ohrid meant no time for prep, and it meant we racked up our 100th Euro defeat in 150 games, but on the flip side, Constantin resurrected our FM jinx and is making me look into the norm rules here.Continue Reading
Round 3 saw an unusually early winnable game as a quirk of the draw put us up against the second bottom seed. A 4-2 defeat was slightly above expected, but we can be slightly annoyed at not getting better. Elsewhere though, Slavko is leading the tournament after the Spanish side he was signed up for toppled the top seeds and former champions Alkaloid, while I’m beginning to regret introducing the t-shirt forfeit and the tournament came within an ace of one of the great chess upsets of recent years.Continue Reading
Round 2 of the 2021 ECC was pretty much a repeat of round 1 – five titled players in the opposition, and Brendan Cooney stepped up to avoid us the whitewash.Continue Reading