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:
1st John Bradley 12/12
2nd Adrian Gilmore 8.5/12
3rd John Harding 7/12
1st Michael Donaghy 8/8
2nd Tom Johnston 6/9
3rd James Carleton 5/7 + Phillip McCandless 5/11
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
A home match that was probably slotted in too late in the season resulted in both clubs presenting under strength teams of 6 players each. Nevertheless, as usual it was an intense encounter. As expected, the one junior pairing finished quickly with a win for Enniskillens’ Chris Curran over Ivo Bozhilov, this was followed by James White on Board 5 underestimating how improved a player Tom Johnston has become. Within 30 minutes, its 0-2 Enniskillen.
Next to finish was Adrian Gilmore on board 3, playing with the black pieces and possibly being relieved to get a perpetual check against Enniskillens’ Jim Connolly. The first victory for Omagh came on Board 2 when John Harding won on time against Colm O Mhuireagain, the opposite of the away fixture result. After Peter McGirrs’ victory against Michael Donaghy the last match to end was Board 1. This looked to be surely heading John Philips way as John Bradley already with an inferior position was in deep time trouble. Nevertheless with some skillful play aided by an error by John Phillips, a JB win meant the final close victory for Enniskillen by 3.5-2.5, was a much more respectable result than the away game before Christmas!
John Phillips(w) 0-1 John Bradley
Colm O Mhuireagain(b) 0-1 John Harding
Jim Connolly(w) 0.5-0.5 Adrian Gilmore
Peter McGirr(b) 1-0 Michael Donaghy
Tom Johnston (w) 1-0 James White
Chris Curran (b) 1-0 Ivo Bozhilov
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.