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League positions 1/2/18

Div 1 Classic

4.5/5 Adrian Gilmore
3/3 John Bradley
3/4 John Cleary

Div 2 Classic

7/9 Ivo Bozhilov
5/6 Conor Boyle
4/8 Eoin Boyle

Div 1 Rapid tournament

6/9 John Harding
5.5/7 John Bradley
5/8 James White
5/9 Adrian Gilmore
3/6 John Cleary
1.5/9 Tom Johnston
1/6 Charles Boyle

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


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.



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.

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