Bunratty Chess Festival 2012

Bodley Table as of 8th March

Team                           Played          Pts               Still to play

Balbrigan…………………… 8……….25.5

Cavan………………………..7………..24.5          Ben b

Rathmines Juniors………..7……….. 18.5       Naomh Barrog

St Benildus B………………. 7………..18 .5       Cavan

Inchicore…………………..7…………. 17.5      BrayA

Bray  Greystones A ………7…………16         Inchicore

Naomh Barrog……………..7……… 18            Rath

St Benildus A……………….7…………15        Bray B

Bray Greystones B………..7…………6.5       Ben A

Bunratty Chess 2012

extract taken from Report by Gerry Graham on the icu web page

“…The 19th Bunratty Chess Festival took place in the Bunratty Castle Hotel from February 17th to 19th and it was, without doubt, the strongest weekender ever held in Ireland and one of the strongest in the world ! The line-up included no less than 10 grandmasters, 10 international masters, and a few fide masters too. They were from mostly England, Ireland and Scotland but we did have one from Portugal, Luis Galego GM as well as two from Romania Andrei Istratescu and Constantin Ionescu, both GMs as well as the American IM, John Donaldson.

Top seed this year was GM Michael Adams ( pictured below ) from England, who enjoyed his first ever visit to the event, undoubtedly made all the sweeter by the result.

Mickey Adams GM - Bunratty Masters ChampionSecond seed, Nigel Short was in fine form at this year’s event and his game against the defenting champion, Gawain Jones, in the last round was a particularly good example of this imaginative style, he certainly pushed hard for a win in this fine game.”…..  for full report go to

http://icu.ie/articles/display.php?id=343

Rathmines Junior Chess Players took part in the minor section of the event with excellent results

Scott Mulligan, scored 4.5 points and won a grading prize

Fiachra Scallan scored 3 points and Alex Mulligan 2 points

to see List of Prizewinners follow the link

http://www.bunrattychess.com/latest.html


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