Christmas Break

Omagh Chess club recommences on Saturday January 6th. While the Division one  leagues are already underway, Division 2 and 3 championships will commence on that date.

Under 14 Ulster Champion

Congratulations to club member Conor Boyle who travelled in the snow from Donegal to Belfast on the 9th December to become the under 14 Ulster champion. Well done.

Enniskillen vs Omagh

Held at the Bridge centre, Enniskillen on the evening of the 20th November. This was a very close fought encounter which the scoreline of 6-2 to Omagh does not convey.

Omagh won the toss and elected to play Black on board one. Overall, the main plaudits would have to go to the Omagh juniors of Paul Furey, Ivo Bozhilov and Darragh McKane who won their three games, with some of these games seemingly winning against the odds. The final game to end was board one, a level game which was decided when John Phillips flag fell when John Bradley had 40 seconds left. We look forward to the next time.

Omagh    Enniskillen

1    J. Bradley 1-0 J.Phillips

2   A. Gilmore 0-1 E.Callinan

3   J.  Harding 1-0 C. O Muireagain

4. P.Largey       1-0 J.Connelly

5. J.White         0-1 J.Millmore

6. D.McKane   1-0 T.Johnston

7. I. Bhozilov    1-0 C.Curran

8. P.Furey           1-0 C.Lunny

News

Enniskillen chess club host Omagh for a match in the bridge centre at 715pm on Monday 20th November. Furthermore, due to the Ulster chess union organized rapidplay tournament in Omagh’s Christian Brothers school on Saturday 25th November, there will be no chess club meeting in the library that day.

New competitive season

In between tournaments in Enniskillen, County Clare and our local Christian Brothers school, Omagh chess club intend to run two separate competitions for the Omagh first division players.

Early in the season a rapidplay category shall commence allowing 20 minutes for each player for all moves. Then, starting in December, the classic competition will have the longer time allowance of 90 minutes for each player per game. In this longer format,  calendar constraints do not allow time for two games per opponent, therefore colours shall be allocated. All proposed matches are available on the  2017/18 Schedule page.

 

St.Petersburg

In August, Omaghs’ John Bradley joined a Belfast select team that played in St.Petersburg, Russia. If that  country couldn’t muster up a good team, then nobody can. With the Russians emerging victorious 31-17, three of John’s matches can be viewed on the Omagh chess games link.

Club Prizegiving 2017

Held on May 20th, here is a few pictures of  the prizewinners that could make it, for what has been, a very successful and well attended year.

 

Unfortunately, no prizewinners of Division 2 are captured above.

And the final league positions:

Division 1                                                                                           

1st John Bradley 12/12

2nd Adrian Gilmore 8.5/12

3rd John Harding        7/12

Division 2     

1st  Michael Donaghy  8/8

2nd Tom Johnston 6/9

3rd James Carleton 5/7 + Phillip McCandless 5/11

 

Division 3

1st Matthew Law 5/7

2nd Stephen Cairns 3/4

3rd Dmitri Schizonikas 2.5/4

 

Division 4                                                     Division 5

1st Declan Reilly 4.5/6                       Niall Birnie 6/8

2nd Rhea McNally 3/3                       Charlie Cairns 4.5/6

2nd Robbie McClean 3/7                 Claudia Morey 3.5/5

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