Irish 50+/65+/75+ Championships 2023 Report

John Loughran


Over 50s - Phillip Short Memorial

Irish 50+ Champs 2023

Left to right: John Loughran(arbiter), Ciarán Quinn, Nick Schoonmaker, Cesar Becx.

=1st: Ciarán Quinn, 6/7, €250, Irish Over 50s Champion 2023.
=1st: Nicholas Schoonmaker (USA), 6, €250
3rd: Cesar Becx (NED), 5, €100

Grading Prize for U1750 FIDE ratings: Jimmy Deneher, 3½, €100

Over 65s

Irish 65+ Champs 2023

Left to right: John, Eamon Keogh, Tim Harding, Tim McCarthy.

1st: Eamon Keogh, 5½, €250, Irish Over 65s Champion 2023.
=2nd: Joe Noone, 4½, €56
=2nd: Tim McCarthy, 4½, €56
=2nd: Peter D. Jackson, 4½, €56
=2nd: Tim Harding, 4½, €56
=2nd: Gerry O'Connell, 4½, €56

Grading Prize for U1750 FIDE ratings: Pat O'Hanlon, 4, €100

Over 75s

Best player over 75 who did not win another prize in the Over 65s: Paul Cassidy, 3½, €50

For this prize, half was donated by an ICU member and half by the ICU. The advertized total prize fund of €1400 was exceeded by €50 to enable this.

Prizewinners who did not receive their prize already should email and include their bank details: IBAN and BIC numbers.

Pairings, Results, Final Standings, Live Boards

Linked from the event page. Includes flyer. Venue was Stillorgan Talbot Hotel.

Round Times

Time control 90 min + 30s/move. Two separate sections for 50+ and 65+. Default time was 1 hour.
(Players to receive 1/2 point byes shown in brackets after rounds)
R1: Thu 5th, 6 pm (S50: Cesar B., Alan M, Fergal O'D. S65: Shay S, Pat T.)
R2: Fri 6th, 11 am (S50: Colin K.)
R3: Fri 6th, 4 pm (S50: Jimmy D.)
R4: Sat 7th, 11 am (S65: Kevin F., Ciaran MacL withdrew (w) )
R5: Sat 7th, 4 pm (S50: Brian M, Fergal O'D. S65: John M., CML w)
R6: Sun 8th, 10 am - NOTE EARLIER START (S50: Brian M. S65: John M., CML w)
R7: Sun 8th, 3 pm (S50: Brian M. w, Brian O'N w. S65: Julie Anne O'N w, CML w, Gerry MacE w)


Organiser: John McMurrow.
Chief arbiter: Ivan Baburin.
Assistant Arbiter: John Loughran.

Created 2023-01-09 ◦ Last updated 2023-01-12 ◦ Editor JL

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