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Enniskillen vs Omagh 5/12/16

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!

Omagh                  Enniskillen

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

Omagh Rapidplay Tournament

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.

Event details


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

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,


2016/2017 Schedule

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.

Omagh Chess Club Prizegiving

Some pictures from the prizegiving on May 14th, with the final league results below.

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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.

Omagh vs Enniskillen

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


Scenes from the Bunratty International Chess Tournament

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


Bunratty Castle

Check the Omagh Chess Games link to view games.

Upcoming fixture

Omagh vs Enniskillen

Omagh Library

Midday Saturday April 16th 2016


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