A new 6-round competition, the Dublin Summer League, will take place in An Óige, home of Phibsboro Chess Club, over June, July and August. For full details, see the tournament website.
Mel is the new Leinster senior champion after triumphing in the recent Malahide tournament, where the held off the challenge of not one, but two FMs.
Well done to Ben Murray, whose St Mary’s Haddington Road team won the newly-revived Interprovincial Primary Schools title in Gonzaga last weekend!
St Mary’s finished on 23½ points, 7½ points clear of nearest rivals St Conleth’s, after dropping just half a point over the weekend.
There’s ten Benildus players taking part in the Leinster championships in Malahide this weekend. Five are in the top section – Mel, Tim, Constantin, Zdravko and Mihailo, and all are seeded in the first round. Two are playing in the middle section – William and Seán, who between them won the bottom section and a grading prize in this section last year. And Danny, Bhudhav and Ben are competing in the bottom section.
You can keep track of all the results here. Best of luck to all!
Well done to Danny Kashanin and Thomas Cooney, Irish U-10 champion and U-12 runner-up respectively after a great weekend for the club in Sligo! In the U-10s, Danny only dropped half a point – a draw with the joint winner – en route to the club’s first ever title at this level, while Lorcan Cooney only lost to the two joint winners, including a final-round battle against Danny. In the U-12s, Thomas only lost to the winner Danny Dwyer, as did Ben Murray, who unfortunately also dropped one other point to end up on 4/6.
Ciarán and Mariusz are in live action in the National Club Championships at the moment, playing on boards 6 and 5 against Enniscorthy. You can watch live here. Other games will be live over the weekend.