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Our festive, end-of-year blitz tournament will be on Thursday 14 December, start time 7.45. As usual it will be seven rounds at five minutes for each player for the game, plus 5 seconds a move. As not usual, there will be mince-pies and other seasonal goodies available for all competitors. After this, the club will […]
The November blitz, played on the 16th November, was won by Alex Drimbarean, with seven straight wins. Alex last played in one of our blitz tournaments nearly two years ago, when he also won, although then he did concede a draw or two; this time there was no stopping him, as he demonstrated (rather unfortunately) […]
The club’s next monthly blitz tournament will be on Thursday 16 November. The usual format: start-time is 7.45; seven rounds at 5 minutes per game plus an increment of 5 seconds a move; non-members are welcome, to give the club a try-out.
Congratulations to NUIG’s Andrejs Koslovs on his win in Limerick. There were also continued strong performances from both Denis & Kynesha in the open section .. full details on .. https://www.icu.ie/sm/limerick_u1400/
The October blitz, held on Thursday 19th October, was won by Brendan Buckley. Brendan won his first six games straight, by which time he was already certain of winning the tournament; but he relaxed a bit in the last round, and lost to last month’s winner Jason Rawlinson, thereby finishing on 6 points out of […]
Our October blitz tournament will be this Thursday (19 October). The usual practice will apply: 7 games each at a rate of 5 minutes for the game plus 5 seconds per move. Start time is 7.45, upstairs in the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road, as usual. There is no need to register in advance: just […]
There was another good turnout for the September blitz, held on 28 September, which marked the start of the new season: we will now be meeting every Thursday at the Bridge Centre. There was a healthy mixture of regulars, newcomers, and even a visitor who came all the way from Austria. Competition was tight, but […]
With the summer now definitely over, it is time to return to the chess club. Our first event of the season will be our September blitz competition, with registration at 7:45pm. Bring your friends and chess-playing acquaintances!
The August Blitz, held on Thursday 31 August, saw a hard-fought and close contest. There were three players tied for first place going into the last round; they had all already played each other, and so each was paired against someone in the following group. Of the three leaders, only Brendan Buckley and David McCann […]