Held on the evening of 5th December, this encounter in the Bridge centre Enniskillen proved to be quite a one sided affair. Omagh took victories by Jordan Crossan, Paddy Largey and the impressive newcomer Michael Donaghy on Board 5. Elsewhere, it was a story of missed opportunities despite some epic battles, resulting in a 7-3 win for Enniskillen. A raised game is necessary for the return in Omagh in the New Year. Having Anthony White just spectating, obviously not the greatest of ideas!
Board 1 John Bradley 0-1 John Phillips
Board 2 Adrian Gilmore 0-1 Eibhia Ni Mhuireagain
Board 3 John Harding 0-1 Colm O Mhuireagain
Board 4 Paddy Largey 1-0 Peter McGirr
Board 5 Michael Donaghy 1- 0 Jim Connelly
Board 6 James White 0-1 Eoin Callinan
Board 7 Ivo Bozhilov 0-1 Tanya Jones
Board 8 Jordan Crossan 1-0 Jacky Cheung
Board 9 Paul Furey 0-1 Michael Callaghan
Board 10 Ryan McCrystal 0-1 Chris Curran
This years Omagh rapidplay will take place on Saturday December 3rd at Christian Brothers Grammar School. This event is independent of Omagh Chess club and is organized by the Ulster chess union.
Dec 03, 2016
from 09:30 AM
to 05:00 PM
Christian Brothers Grammar School, Omagh
Venue: Christian Brothers Grammar School, Kevlin Road, Omagh , BT78 1LD
Format: 6 Round Swiss. Open to all abilities.
Rules: FIDE rules apply, see https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=171&view=article
Entry Fee: £10
Time Control: 25 minutes per player for all moves
Timetable: Arrival/registration at 10.00am. 6 games. 1st game starts 10.30am. Midway lunch break approximately 1pm
Sections: Senior and Junior. Grading bands to be determined on the day of the tournament.
Prizes: The prize fund is subject to entrant numbers. It will be determined and published on the day of the tournament.
To enter: Contact tournament director, Richard Gould 07770763266, firstname.lastname@example.org
**ENTRIES TO BE RECEIVED BEFORE 5PM 2ND DECEMBER**
Omagh chess club will commence on 1st October 2016 until 29th April 2017. Hours shall be 11am until 3pm on Saturdays in the usual venue, Omagh library.
Some pictures from the prizegiving on May 14th, with the final league results below.
Div 1: 1. John Bradley 6
2. Anthony White 3.5
John Harding 3.5
4. Paddy Largey 3
Div 2: 1. Darragh McKane 8
2. Ivo Bozhilov 6
Ronan McCaffrey 6
4. Paul Furey 3.5
John McGlinchey 3.5
Div 3: 1. Jordan Crossan 7
2. Conor White 4
3. Ronan Corry 3
4. Paul McKenna 1
Sean Monan 1
Div 4: 1. Matthew Law 12.5
2. Joseph Brogan 6
3. Roman McCabe 5.5
4. Finn McMorrow 5
Div 5: 1. Esther Rutledge 8.5
2. Rhea McNally 7.5
3. Declan Reilly 5.5
4. Luke McMorrow 2.
Held on 16th April, ten of Enniskillens’ finest players travelled to Omagh for a very intense encounter in the Library. The home teams plans were to play five juniors giving them match experience at the expense of a probable overall defeat, also some last minute substitutions meant Anthony White was compelled to play without much warning. As usual the junior games ended first with the victory by Darragh McKane over Michael Callaghan being Omaghs’ only junior win. This was followed by a very rare defeat of Omaghs’ John Bradley on board one by John Phillips and signified that the home team was struggling. The endgame between John Harding and Eibhia Ni Mhuireagain could not see a breakthrough by any player, so a draw was agreed. Finally, the last game to end was Adrian Gilmore vs Colm O Mhuireagain, and only a mistake by Colm in time trouble allowed Omagh to make the overall score a bit more respectable! We look forward to the next encounter.
Board Omagh Enniskillen
1 John Bradley 0-1 John Philllips
2 Eibhia Ni Mhuireagain 0.5-0.5 John Harding
3 Adrian Gilmore 1-0 Colm O Mhuireagain
4 Paddy Largey 1-0 Jim Connolly
5 Anthony White 0-1 Eoin Callaghan
6 Ivo Bozhilov 0-1 Peter McGirr
7 Jordan Crossan 0-1 Tanya Jones
8 Darragh McKane 1-0 Michael Callaghan
9 Ronan McCaffrey 0-1 Chris Curran
10 Ronan Corry 0-1 Chloe Lunny
Final Score: Omagh 3.5 Enniskillen 6.5
Omaghs’ John Harding playing in the Blitz friendly tournament. Judging by the position of the white king, things could be looking bad for international master, Mark Heidenfeld!
The Major and minor playing rooms
Check the Omagh Chess Games link to view games.
Omagh vs Enniskillen
Midday Saturday April 16th 2016