Cork

This Congress started in 1993 and is held in early spring every year. It is organised by Cork Chess Club. In 2008 the Masters section was renamed to honour Finbarr Allison.

1993

First Cork City Congress
Cork Bridge Club
March

1. Joe Ryan
2=3. Danielle Collins, Philip Short
(70 players)

1994

2nd Cork City Congress
Cork Bridge Club
18-20 March

1=2. Philip Short, Joe Ryan 5.5/6
3=5. Colm Daly, Richard O’Donovan, Willie Rea 5.0
(80 players)

1995

Annual Cork Congress
17-19 March

1. A. Baburin 5.0/6
2=4. M. O’Cinneide, S. Brady, P. Short 4.5

1996

4th Cork City Congress
Cork Bridge Centre
16-18 March

1. Colm Daly 5.5/6
2. Alexander Baburin 5.0
3=5. Marcel Kastricum, Bernd Thee, Paul Walsh 3.5

1997

5th Cork City Congress
Cork Bridge Club
15-17 March

1. Alexander Baburin 6.0/6
2. John Joyce 4.5

1998

6th Cork City Congress
13-15 March

1. Mel O’Cinneide 6.0/6
2. Paul Kiely 5.0
3=5. Sean O’Kearney, Kevin O’Connell, Brian Galligan 4.5

1999

7th Cork City Congress
March 19-21

1. Colm Daly 5.5/6
2=6. Ola Winfridsson, Ray O’Rourke, Martin Crichton, Kieran O’Driscoll, Seamus Duffy 4.5/6

2000

8th Cork City Congress
24-26 March

1. Eamon Keogh 5.5/6
2=3. Steve Burns, Pat Twomey 5.0
4=7. Paul Walsh, David Path, Tom Healy, Shannon Clements 4.5
8=18. Sean Nolan, David O’Mahony, John Cassidy, James McKeon, David Smith, Michael Burniston, Paul O’Donovan, Noel Ahern, Cathal Walsh, Gearoidin Ui Laighleis, Hameed Khonji 4.0
19=25. Graeme Walsh, Maurice Coveney, Donagh McCarthy, Alex Lopez, Brian Desmond, Shane O’Gorman, Brian Fitzgibbon 3.5
26=39. Mark Culliton, James Ross, Adrian Twomey, Peter C. Jackson, David O’Kelly, Terry Creighton, Simon Lawrence, Christy McInerney, D.J. O’Donoghue, Tom O’Sullivan, Niall O’Higgins, Tom Davis, Mark Roche, John McCallion 3.0
40=44. Tom Fitzpatrick, Thomas Cleary, Christy Dorman, Gearoid McMahon, Keith Wicks 2.5
45=54. Donal O’Riordan, Ann Coughlan, Barry Foran, Shane Malone, Dave Chapman, Donal Burns, Joe Browne, Gerry O’Connell, Anthony O’Hallahan, Jack French 2.0
55. Con Lawless 1.5
56=59. Gary Loughran, Joy Burniston, Shirley Flynn, Emily Alfred 1.0
60=62. Kevin Foley-Friel, John O’Connell, Jamie Flynn 0.5
63=64. Roderick O’Mahoney, Mark O’Donoghue 0.0

2001

Cork City Chess Congress
Metropole Hotel
23-25 March

1. Mel O’Cinneide 5.5/6
2. Kieran O’Driscoll 4.5
3=6. Daire McMahon, Colin Harpur, Philip Short, Marcel Castricum 4.0
7=10. Eamon Keogh, Colm Daly, Philip Hegarty, Stephen Jablon 3.5
11=15. Ray O’Rourke, Paul Walsh, James McKeon, Alex Lopez, Don Short 3.0
16=18. Brian Galligan, Pat Twomey, Tom O’Flynn 2.5
19=22. Pat Mc Carthy, Stephen McInerney, David J Smith, Paul Kiely 2.0
23. Fernando Alvarez 1.5
24-25. Eva Neila, David Path 0.5

2002

22-24 March

1. Colm Daly 5.5/6
2. Philip Short, 5.0
3. Mel O’Cinneide 4.5
4=9. Karl McPhillips, Colin Costello, Gerard MacElligott, Tom Healy, Paul Walsh, David Path 4.0
10=18. Paul Kiely, Alex Lopez, Roland McDermott, Kieran O’Driscoll, Dennis J. O’Donoghue, John Alfred, Eamon Keogh, Ray O’Rourke, Stephen Short 3.5
19=23. Ian Sutton, Semyon Mkrtchyn, Killian Delaney, Sarah Hegarty, Peter J. Lynch 3.0
24=30. Lorcan O’Toole, Brian Galligan, Peter Jackson, Gary O’Grady, John Cassidy, Sean Loftus, Gabriel Mirza 2.5
31=34. Sean Nolan, David J. Smith, Tom Myers, Pat Twomey 2.0
35. Stephen McCann 1.5
36=37. Nick Larter, Graeme Walsh 1.0
38. Gearoidin Ui Laighleis 0.5

2003

11th Cork Congress
Gresham Metropole Hotel
21-23 March

1. Mark Hebden GM 5.5/6
2. Philip Short FM 5.0
3=8. Mark Heidenfeld IM, Mark Quinn IM, Joe Ryan FM, Mel O’Cinneide, Mark Orr IM, Alex Lopez 4.5
9=11. Richard O’Donovan, Paul Walsh, Martin O’Grady 4.0
12=19. Seamus Duffy, Liam O’Brien, Tom Clarke, Kieran O’Driscoll, David Path, Stephen Short, Semyon Mkrtchyn, David B. Murray 3.5
20=27. John Cassidy, Gerry Casey, Paul Kiely, Dennis J. O’Donoghue, Eamon Keogh, Suzanne Connolly, Frank Noonan, Tom Healy 3.0
28=37. Luigi Di Maggio, Olivier Peres, Maurice Buckley, Pat Twomey, Simon Lawrence, Karl McPhillips, Danny Mallaghan, David J. Smith, John Alfred, Pat McCarthy 2.5
38=42. Paul Carey, Steven Branigan, Anton Taloschi, Sean Nolan, James P. McKeon 2.0
43=45. Sean Loftus, Gary O’Grady, Peter J. Lynch, 1.5
46=47. Christopher O’Sullivan, Deborah Quinn 1.0
48=49. Ken Castle, Lorcan O’Toole 0.0

2004

12th Cork Congress
Gresham Metropole Hotel
26-28 March

1. IM Mark Heidenfeld 5.0/6
2=4. IM Mark Orr , Alex Lopez, FM Philip Short 4.5
5=8. Mel O’Cinneide, GM Alexander Baburin, IM Mark Quinn, Seamus Duffy 4.0
9=17. John Joyce, Karl McPhillips, Paul Kiely, Brian Galligan, Tom Healy, Aidan Rawlinson, Colm Egan, Martin Crichton, Eamon Keogh 3.5
18=23. David Path, John Donoghue, Stephen Short, Paddy J. McCarthy, John Nicholson, Gary O’Grady 3.0
24=29. John Loughran, Pat Fitzsimons, Gabriel Mirza, Dennis J. O’Donoghue, Shannon Clements, James P. McKeon 2.5
30=32. Jon Smith, 31 Lorcan O’Toole, Ferenc Szucs 2.0
33=34. Peter J. Lynch, John Alfred 1.5
35=37. Don Short, Mark A. Collins, Gerry Casey 1.0

2005

13th Annual Cork Congress
Gresham Metropole Hotel
1-3 April

1. GM Bartosz Socko 5.5/6
2=5. GM Mark Hebden, GM Vasilios Kotronias, IM Raset Ziatdinov, IM Richard Palliser 5.0
6=12. GM Normunds Miezis, GM Slavko Cicak, GM Zoltan Medvegy, IM Gavin Wall, FM Joe Ryan, Arno Weber, FM Lorin D’Costa 4.5
13=20. GM Alexander Baburin, IM Mark Quinn, IM Simon Williams, Martin G. Wessels, David Fitzsimons, Jorg Heimerdinger, Karl McPhillips, David Grzymek 4.0
21=36. Alex Lopez, Edward Stembridge, David Gunter, Tom Healy, Brian Galligan, Aidan Rawlinson, FM Peewee Van Voorthuijsen, John McMorrow, Seamus Duffy, Francis Rayner, Anthony Fox, David Path, Bram Van Dijk, Tom Donohue, Derek Jarvis Emese Balogh 3.5
37=55. John Donoghue, Paul Carey, Paddy Quinlan, Michael Zacharek, Tony Scannell, Brian Gaines, Paul C. Kiely, James P. McKeon, Gerard MacElligott, Colm Darby, Stephen Short, Bernard Boyle, Kees De Kruif, Jack Short, Thomas Hauptmann, James McKenna, Dennis J. O’Donoghue, Peter Cafolla, Ciaran McNally 3.0
56=68. Sam C. Osborne, Kevin O’Flaherty, Robert P. Taylor, Jim Murray, Stephen Moran, David O’Kelly, Danny Mallaghan, Liam Normoyle, Colm Egan, Dara T. Murphy, Don Short, Ian Brooke, Rory Delaney 2.5
69=79. John Loughran, Colin Byford, Gerry Casey, Anthony Duffy, Patrick Daly, Gearoidin Ui Laighleis, Pat Fitzsimons, Alan MacDonagh, Bernd Thee, Gabriel Mirza, Gary O’ Grady 2.0
80=86. Nick Larter, Tom Myers, Barry Foran, Jamie Flynn, Jan Mueller, Lucy Smith, Christophe Demontoux 1.5
87=89. Kevin Henbest, Paddy J. McCarthy, Andreas Glowacki 1.0
90. Charles McAleenan 0.5
91. David J. Smith 0.0

2006

Gresham Metropole Hotel
24-26 March

1. IM Gawain C. Jones 5.5/6
2. FM Philip Short 5.0
3=6. William Place, Alex Lopez, Paul C. Kiely, Alberto Martinez Gimenez 4.5
7=11. IM Mark Heidenfeld, Chris Duggan, David J. Smith, Henke De Jonge, Tom Healy 4.0
12=23. Stephen Moran, Anthony Fox, Rory Quinn, Sam C. Osborne, David Path, D.J. O’Donoghue, Seamus Duffy, Edward Stembridge, John Donoghue, Brian Galligan, Matt O’Leary, Paddy J. Mc Carthy 3.5
24=28. Paul O’Donovan, Gerry Mc Carthy, Danny Mallaghan, Aidan Rawlinson, Bernd Thee 3.0
29=39. Peter Cafolla, Semyon Mkrtchyan, Anthony Duffy, Liam Normoyle, Gearoidin Ui Laighleis, Lorcan O’Toole, Stephen Short, Tony Scannell, Kevin O’Flaherty, Damien Caron, Stephen W. Roe 2.5
40=46. Colin Byford, Carl Jackson, Thomas Lane, Peter J. Lynch, Steven Hanly, Nick Larter, David O’Kelly 2.0
47=51. Lucy Smith, Pat Twomey, Colm Egan, Gary O’Grady, Clive Hutchby 1.5
52. Alan Berset 0.5

2007

30 March-1 April

1=2. GM Alexander Baburin, Alex Lopez 5.5/6
3. Rory Quinn 5.0
4=6. GM Stuart Conquest, GM Harmen Jonkman, Kieran Moynihan 4.5
7=15. Heinz Uhl, Raymond Wynarczyk, David Path, Seamus Duffy, Oisin P. Benson, Colin Menzies, Stephen Moran, Aidan Rawlinson, Sam C. Osborne 4.0
16=20. Stephen Short, FM Philip Short, Peter Cafolla, Liam Normoyle, David O’Mahony 3.5
21=36. Paul C. Kiely, Paul O’Donovan, Anthony Whalley, Pete Morriss, Philip Hogarty, Killian Delaney, D.J. O’Donoghue, Henk De Jonge, Tony Scannell, Tom O’Sullivan, John Donoghue, Robert Kane, Orison Carlile, Robert Harnett, Suzanne Connolly, Nick Larter 3.0
37=48. Pat Twomey, David J. Smith, Aravind J. Menon, Gerry McCarthy, Robert G. Taylor, Justin Daly, Rory Delaney, Paul O’Flaherty, Kevin O’Flaherty, Stephen W. Roe, Paddy Quinlan, Laurent Talzav 2.5
49=57. Raino Soikkeli, Michael Hansch, Poornima J. Menon,
Peter J. Lynch, David O’Kelly, John O’Connor, Gearoidin Ui Laighleis, James Vaughan, Jamie Flynn 2.0
58=59. Tom Healy, Simon Lawrence 1.5
60. Stephen Stokes 1.0
61. Hameed Khonji 0.5

2008

16th Annual Cork Congress
Gresham Metropole Hotel
28-30 March

1=2. GM Stuart Conquest, GM Bogdan Lalic 5.0/6
(Conquest the winner on tie break)
3=9. FM Alex Lopez, GM Viesturs Meijers, GM Mark Hebden, GM Alexander Baburin, Felix Fehr, Karl McPhillips, Danny Mallaghan 4.5
10=15. FM Philip Short, Kieran O’Driscoll, Rory Quinn, Lasha Tsaboshvili, Jan Heinrich, Oisin P. Benson 4.0
16=28. Paul O’Donovan, Paul Walsh, Kieran Moynihan, Peter Cafolla, Brian Galligan, David J. Smith, NM Eamon Keogh, Ciaran Quinn, Stephen Short, Orison Carlile, D.J. O’Donoghue, Brendan Kane, Tom Healy 3.5
29=36. Robert Frith, Paul C. Kiely, Kevin O’Flaherty, Henk De Jonge, Arnaud Aoustin, Jamie Flynn, John Donoghue, James P. McKeon 3.0
37=47. David O’Kelly, Frank Hilmer, Mark Berney, Bartosz Piasta, Darren McCabe, Gareth Annesley, Alex Martinovic,
Gerry McCarthy, Don Short, Nick Larter, Piotr Leichert 2.5
48=52. Yoel Ferrer, Pat Twomey, Dara T. Murphy, Tony Scannell, Sean Murphy 2.0
53=58. Robert France, Tom Myers, John Courtney, Hugh Doyle, Calum Leitch, Joseph Quinn 1.5
59=61. Anthony Whalley, Gabriel Mirza, Stephen Rae 1.0
62. Justin Daly 0.5

2009

17th Cork Congress
27-29 March

1. IM Gavin Wall 5.5/6
2. David B. Murray 5.0
3=7. Karl McPhillips, GM Alexander Baburin, FM Philip Short, IM Lawrence Cooper, IM Chris Baker 4.5
8. FM Alex Lopez 4.0
9=23. Colin Menzies, FM Diego Del Rey, Sam Osborne, David Path, Hugh Doyle, Justin Daly, David J. Smith, Oisin P. Benson, Peter Cafolla, Kieran Moynihan, John Courtney, Kieran O’Driscoll, Brian Galligan, Stephen Short, Pat Twomey 3.5
24=31. Henke De Jonge, Piotr Leichert, Ronan Magee, Chris Cook, Alfred Winkelmeier, Mark Berney, Orison Carlile, Tony Scannell 3.0
32=35. Kieran Young, Ian Hilgendorff, Denis O’Connell, Gerry McCarthy 2.5
36=40. Paul Kiely, Michael Tierney, Eamon Keogh, Alex Martinovic, David O’Kelly 2.0
41=47. Kieran O’Riordan, Peter Lynch, Kevin O’Flaherty, Tom Healy, Tom Myers, Raino Soikkeli, Stephen Roe 1.5
48. Terry Creighton 0.5

2010

Gresham Metropole Hotel
26-28 March

1=3. GM Dejan Bojkov, GM Bogdan Lalic, Alex Lopez 5.0/6
(Bojkov the winner after a blitz playoff against Lalic)
4=6. GM Alexander Baburin, Kieran Moynihan, Paul Walsh 4.5
7=11. Philip Short, John Joyce, Gavin Wall, John Courtney, Edward Stembridge 4.0
12=20. Brian Galligan, Erik van Eijndhoven, Arnoud de Graaf, Paul C. Kiely, Peter Cafolla, Chris Duggan, Christopher Young, Piotr Leichert, Simon Lawrence 3.5
21=35. Gerry McCarthy, Justin Hadi, Mark Berney, Alex Martinovic, Dennis J. O’Donoghue, Orison Carlile, Stephen Short, Oisin Murphy, David J. Smith, Nick J. Larter, Karl Jackson, Hugh Doyle, Ronan Magee, Kevin Henbest, Pat Twomey 3.0
36=39. Henk De Jonge, Kieran O’Riordan, Anthony Bourached, Kevin O’Flaherty 2.5
40=47. Rory Quinn, Tom Healy, Killian Long, Fabio Biancalana, David O’Kelly, Eamon Keogh, Shane Lee, Terry Creighton 2.0
48=49. Jamie Flynn, Pat Coleman 1.5
50=52. Art Coldrick, Tom O’Sullivan, Kieran Young 1.0
53. Lasha Tsaboshvili 0.0

2011

Gresham Metropole Hotel
1-3 April

1=2. Simon Williams, Alex Lopez 5.0/6
(Williams the winner after a blitz play-off)
3=6. Sam Collins, Bogdan Lalic, Mark Quinn, Colm Daly 4.5
7=12. Alex Baburin, John Joyce, Bartlomiej Cichonski, Philip Short, Jonas Nohr, Kieran O’Riordan 4.0
13=17. Gordon Freeman, Stephen Short, Ronan Magee, Simon Lawrence, Paul Kiely 3.5
18=28. David B Murray, Henk de Jonge, Bernd Thee, Brendan Lyons, D.J. O’Donoghue, Kieran O’Driscoll, David Smith, Pat Twomey, Peter Cafolla, Hugh Doyle, Oissine Murphy 3.0
29=37. John Courtney, Gerry McCarthy, Terry Creighton, Eoin Minnock, Keegan O’Mahoney, Eric Bennett, Simon Schmid, Danny Mallaghan, Nick Larter 2.5
38=42. Tony Bermingham, Kevin O’Flaherty, Piotr Leichert, Tom Healy, Sean Nolan 2.0
43. Conor O’Donnell 1.5
44=46. Carl Jackson, Wim van Hoogstad, Turlough Kelly 1.0

2012

Gresham Metropole Hotel
23-25 March

1. GM Dejan Bojkov 5.0/6
2=5. IM Alex Lopez, GM Alexander Baburin, FM Philip Short, IM John Donaldson 4.5
6=7. Kieran Moynihan, Reinier Jaquet 4.0
8=14. Arnaud Aoustin, Keegan O’Mahoney, Conor E. O’Donnell, Len Hackett, Carl Jackson, Tom Healy, Kieran O’Riordan 3.5
15=20. Eoin Minnock, Carl Hedlund, Stephen Short, D. Gerry McCarthy, Eamon Keogh, Paul C. Kiely 3.0
21=25. Kevin O’Flaherty, Pat Twomey, Stephen Jablon, Christopher Young, Peter J. Lynch 2.5
26. Nick J. Larter 2.0
27=30. Gerard Buckley, Peter Cafolla, Ben Cullen, Liam Murphy 1.5
31. Jonas Nohr 1.0
32. David J. Smith 0.5
33. John A. Cormican 0.0

2013

19-21 April

1. GM Simon K. Williams 5.5/6
2. GM Alexander Baburin 5.0
3. GM Dejan Bojkov 4.5
4=9. IM Sam E. Collins, FM Cristian-Clement Daianu, FM Philip Short, David B. Murray, Kieran O’Riordan, Stephen Short 4.0
10=13. Aidan Rawlinson, Denis J. O’Donoghue, Stephen Jablon, Nick J. Larter 3.5
14=21. Paul C. Kiely, Piotr Leichert, Paul Carey, Kevin O’Flaherty, George O’Brien, Len Hackett, Alex Buckley, Gerry Casey 3.0
22=26. Nigel Fleming, Hugh Doyle, Henk De Jonge, Christopher Young, Cezary Glegolski 2.5
27=29. Keegan O’Mahoney, Peter Cooke, Tom Fitzpatrick 2.0
30=32. Owen Joyce, Paul Dowdall, Marco Piazza 1.5
33. Diana Mirza 1.0

2014

28-30 March

1. GM Gawain Jones 5.5/6
2. Michael De Verdier 5.0
3=5. GM Simon Williams, Valentine Kalinins, GM Alexander Baburin 4.5
6=8. Jonathan Nelson, John C.Kelly, Peter Cafolla 4.0
9=16. Kieran O’Driscoll, Alex Lopez, FM Philip Short, David B. Murray, Geoffrey Keating, Sue Maroroa, Stephen Short, CM Gerard MacElligott 3.5
17=20. Mel O’Cinneide, George O’Brien, Henk De Jonge, Donatas Jocius 3.0
21=25. Mark Halley, Ross Harris, Len Hackett, Orison Carlile, Piotr Leichert 2.5
26=33. Marc Lincoln, Michael Higgins, Sean McLoughlin, Maurice Buckley, Phillip Foenander, Ben Cullen, Paul Dowdall, Colm Egan 2.0
34. WCM Gearoidin Ui Laighleis 1.5
35. John M. Buggy 1.0
36. Paul Higgins 0.5

2015

27-29 March

1. GM Alexander Baburin 5.5/6
2. Michael De Verdier 5.0
3=4. Hugh Doyle, Sylvestor Sudolski 4.5
5=9. Milos Pahor, Stephen Moran, FM Philip Short, Kieran Moynihan, Piotr Leichert 4.0
10=13. Keegan O’Mahoney, Eamon Keogh, Marc Lincoln, Geoffrey Keating 3.5
14=22. Denis J. O’Donoghue, Nigel Fleming, Simon Lawrence, Kevin A. Burke, Ross Beatty, Orison Carlile, Kieran O’Riordan, Alex Byrne, Emmanouil Pandelias 3.0
23=24. Adrian Stehr, Pete Morriss 2.5
25=30. Len Hackett, Dustin Opasiak, WCM Diana Mirza, Ian Mackay, Maurice Buckley, Denis O’Connell 2.0
31=34. Padraig Hughes, Henk De Jonge, Franklin Nunes, WFM Hannah Lowry-O’Reilly 1.5
35. Francesco Meca 1.0

2016

Gresham Metropole Hotel
18-20 March

1. FM Stephen Jessel 5.5
2=3. IM Sam E. Collins, Ross Beatty 4.5
4=6. Henry Li, Hugh Doyle, WFM Manuela Schmitz 4.0
7=15. Stephen Moran, D. Gerry McCarthy, Kieran Moynihan, Robert Kane, CM Andreas Schmitz, CM Tim Harding, Robbie Kildea, Eric James Salsac, Alex Byrne 3.5
16=21. Stephen Short, Wojciech Rzemek, Paddy J. McCarthy, Martin Toth, Martin Crichton, Keegan O’Mahoney 3.0
22=24. John Nicholson, Dean Copeland, Nick J. Larter 2.5
25=29. Mustakim-Ul Haque, John P. Foley, Paul Carey, Tom Healy, WCM Gearoidin Ui Laighleis 2.0
30. Pat Twomey 1.5
31=32. Joshua Redmond, Dovydas Pocevicius 1.0
33. Benoit Poisseroux (1 Round) 0.0

2017

Gresham Metropole Hotel
31 March-2 April

1=2. Alex Lopez, David B. Murray 5.0
3. Henry Li 4.5
4=11. Colm Daly, Olaf Pienski, Alex Byrne, Henk De Jonge, Paul O’Donovan, Conor Nolan, Michael Higgins, Shane Melaugh 4.0
12=16. Nigel Fleming, Keegan O’Mahoney, Wojciech Rzemek, Hugh Doyle, George O’Brien 3.5
17=23. Mihailo Manojlovic, Len Hackett, Einora Juciute, Simon Lawrence, Gavin Melaugh, D. Gerry McCarthy, Runar Mathisen 3.0
24=29. Shaun Tracey, Nick J. Larter, Daniel Dwyer, Fiachra Scallan, Dermot Nolan, Gearoidin Ui Laighleis 2.5
30=37. Adam Murphy, Robert Murtagh, Padraig Sheehy, David Remenyik, Darragh Moran, Art Coldrick, John McKenna, Anastasia Mohylna 2.0
38=39. Tom McGrath, Gerardo Artola 1.0

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