West of Irl. league update ..

The Venue for “Finals day”  is the Woodstock Hotel,  Ennis,  Co. Clare.  Semi-finals start at 11.00 am on Sunday 14th February, finals at 2.00 pm and presentations at 4.00 pm.

Teams: R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Position:
 Ballinasloe 2 0 3 4  3  4 16
 Lmk-Ennis 2 4 4 4  2.5  3 19.5
Knocknacarra 0 0 2 1.5  –  – 3.5 pts.
 Galway-Anon 4 4 2 4  1.5  3.5 19
 Galway Bees 0 2 1 0  1  0.5 4.5 pts.
 Brierhill 4 2 2 2.5  2  1 13.5
 Castlebar 2 2 0 0  –  – 4 pts
 Ennis Bees 2 0 2  0 4 pts.

The league semi-finals will be as follows ..  (1) Ennis-Lmk  v  Brierhill  (2)  Galway  v  Ballinasloe.   And the shield semi-finals will be  ..   (1) Galway Bees v Knocknacarra   (2) Castlebar  v  Ennis Bees.

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Conn Cup – 2016

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Dates announced for “chess mega-minds” 2016:

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Leinster Junior championships – 1st to 4th Jan. 2016

We’d like to wish all our friends in chess a wonderful Christmas and hope to see you all happy & healthy in the new year ..

On the 1st w/e of 2016 the leinster juniors are on in Bray Co. Wicklow.  This is one of the best events of the year and we’d encourage everyone to have a go (it’s open to all juniors) if you can get to Wicklow that w/e.  Event details on www.icu.ie

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Chess for All – Champion 2015

c4a-winnersWell, what an afternoons chess we had .. 48 players braved the stormy weather form Castlebar Co. Mayo, Ennis Co. Clare and of course players from all over Galway for an enjoyable afternoon of chess.

  1.  Overall 1st – George Fearnhead (Moycullen)
  2.  Second place – Markian Yerma (Doughiska)
  3.  Third place  – Evan Forde (Ennis Co. Clare)c4a-3In the intermediate section the prize winners were ..
  4.  Section 1st place – Callum Browne (Galway)
  5.  Second place – Colm Enright  (Castlebar Co. Mayo)
  6.  Third place  – Andrew Finnerty (Salthill) c4a-2The Beginner section prize winners were ..
  7.  Section 1st place – Daragh King (Brierhill)
  8.  Second place – Ruadhan O’Dwyer (Knocknacarra)c4a-1A number of players put in fine performances, making great scores and just missing out on prizes .. e.g. Christopher Burke (Clairnbridge) scored 5/6 and just missed out on tie-break, also Kenysha Ryder (Achill, Co. Mayo) scored 4.5/6.  Six more players scored 4pts. but there is always another time and another competition.

Thanks to Mr. Michael Crowe for his involvement and support from the .. Chess for All charity that made the day possible.

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One day event – December 5th

On Saturday 5th December (2pm to 5.30pm).. free to everyone, one day tournament sponsored by chess charity “chess 4 all“.  Big prizes !!IMG_0667

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November’s – Master Class :

On Saturday 21st November .. Training day with Fide Master David Fitzsimons (coach of Ireland’s junior chess teams).

10 keen young payers attended David’s master class and they enjoyed it so much that .. the training could have lasted another 2 hours.  Thanks to David for travelling down from Dublin !!IMG_0663

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West of Irl. – chess league:

Here’s the table after the Galway leg at the  Oranmore Lodge Hotel (www.oranmorelodge.ie),  on Sunday the 15th of November, 2015.

Teams: R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Position:
 Ballinasloe 2 0 3 4 9
 Lmk-Ennis 2 4 4 4 14
Knocknacarra 0 0 2 1.5 3.5 pts.
 Galway-Anon 4 4 2 4 14
 Galway Bees 0 2 1 0 3 pts.
 Brierhill 4 2 2 2.5 10.5
 Castlebar 2 2 0 0 4 pts
 Ennis Bees 2 0 2 pts.

Next venue is Ballinasloe  ..  R5   –   Galway Anonymous  v  LmkEnnis,    Ballinasloe  v Knocknacarra,    Galway Bees  v   Castlebar,    Brierhill  v  Ennis Bees.

R6  –   LmkEnnis  v  Brierhill,    Ennis Bees  v  Ballinasloe,    Castlebar  v Galway Anonymous,     Knocknacarra  v  Galway Bees.

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Chess Mega-Minds Finals 2016:

New schools joining the Chess Mega-Minds competition this year.Sch-wins
The Puzzle theme is — Irish Players Games — If there is a game where you (or your opponent) found a nice tactic, please email the position to .. brendan@chessossity.com .. And we’ll include them at this years puzzle book for students.

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West of Irl. – chess league :

Rounds 1 & 2:  Sunday 18th October, 2015.

Venue  – Hotel Woodstock (& Golf Course)  Shanaway Raod, (off the N85 – Lahinch Rd)  Ennis, Co. Clare.  Start time is 10.30am and we finish the days play at 4pm, with an hour for lunch between 1pm and 2pm.

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