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Tortoise and Hare tie in Correspondence Championship

Posted by ian on September 18th, 2015

The final game in the Open section of the Irish Correspondence Championship has ended. After many interesting games, the early pace was set by Philippe Renaut, but he was eventually joined at the top of the table by Irina Davis. Since there were no tiebreakers, they are this year’s joint winners, on 9 wins from […]

Ken wins Intermediate

Posted by ian on August 31st, 2015

Ken Savage has won the second edition of the Irish Intermediate Correspondence Championship. There remain a few games, left to be played, but nobody can catch Ken given his perfect score of 11 wins from 11 games. In second place was young Alex Delogu on 10 wins. You can see the full results table here. […]

2014 TOP8 remaining games

Posted by Tiberiu Gociu on March 6th, 2015

On March 13th, Philippe won by resignation against Tom. On March 11th, Noel won by resignation against John. On March 8th, Philippe won a lost game against James. On March 5th, 2015 the first of the remaining TOP8 games was played: Philippe Renaut vs. Tiberiu Gociu. It was a very tense game until White managed […]

Top 8 ends

Posted by ian on April 17th, 2014

The first stage of the Irish Championship came to a close last night. Defending champion Noel Mitchell beat Roman Pszonka in the last game of the Top 8 league. It was not enough however, to grant him a place in the final. Roman and James Hutchinson will compete for the Irish title in a repeat […]

14 Nov – New Irish Champion

Posted by ian on November 14th, 2013

The Irish Championship came to a close at the Dublin Club on Wednesday night. The defending champion, Roman Pszonka, had an early gain in the opening, but Noel Mitchell came out on top in the end, winning by 1.5 points. Noel thus won the match by 2 games to 0, meaning that this living legend […]

24 Nov – New Irish Champion

Posted by ian on November 24th, 2012

Roman Pszonka won his first Irish Championship today. He beat reigning champion James Hutchinson by 4.5 points, playing with black. Csaba Mero, 6 dan, has commented the games for us (read on to see the games)

17 Nov – IGA Final Commences

Posted by ian on November 17th, 2012

As the UCC Open got underway in Cork, the Irish Final was being played out on KGS. Roman Pszonka (white) won against James Hutchinson by resignation after a nasty ko fight. If Roman wins again next week, we will have a new Irish Champion. You can download the game here.

10 Dec – New Irish Champion

Posted by ian on December 10th, 2011

James Hutchinson (white) beat defending champion Ian Davis today by 2.5 points. This means he takes his first national title.

3 Dec – Irish Final continues

Posted by ian on December 3rd, 2011

James Hutchinson fought his way back into the title match today, with a half point win. There will now be a deciding game!

Aug 20 – Championship Game finally played

Posted by ian on August 20th, 2011

The first game of the Irish Final took place today, illustrating the slow pace of life North of the border. Ian, lost nigiri, but recovered to win against James by 13.5 points and 37 minutes. As a reminder, if you want to play in the Irish Championship League, you need to qualify through the Ladder.