Kilkenny

1977

Kilkenny Congress sponsored by Smithwicks
Metropole Hotel
2-4 December 

1=3. D.E. Rumens, A. McCarthy, P. Short 5.0/6
4=6.
T. Harding, P. O’Driscoll, J. McAndrew ( score not known)

1978

2nd Kilkenny Congress, sponsored by Smithwicks

1=2. Paul Delaney, Anthony McCarthy 5.5/6
3=4.
Joe Noone, Philip Short 4.5
(98 played, 47 in the Open)

1979

3rd Kilkenny Congress, sponsored by Smithwicks

1=3. Paul Delaney, Philip Short, Colm Barry 5.0/6
4=5. Tom Clarke, Anthony McCarthy 4.5

1980

4th Kilkenny Congress sponsored by Smithwicks
Metropole Hotel
5-7 December

1. Philip Short 5.5/6
2=3. Colm Barry, John Delaney 5.0
4=7. Kevin James, Guy Lyons, Gerry O’Connell, Gerry McDonnell 4.5
(record entry of 148 players, 62 in the Open)

1981

5th Kilkenny Congress, sponsored by Smithwicks
Metropole Hotel
4-6 December

1. Pat Carton 5.5/6
2=4.
Seamus Duffy, Liam Brady, Philip O’Connell 4.5
(87 players, 19 in the Open)

1982

6th Kilkenny Congress, sponsored by Smithwicks, Kilkenny People and Bank of Ireland
3-5 December

1. Eddie O’Reilly 5.0/6
2.
Colm Barry, Michael Gaffney, Guy Lyons, Bernard Palmer 4.0
(104 players, 18 in the Open, 3 tournaments in the Congress for the first time)

1983

7th Kilkenny Congress, sponsored by ITV Rentals and the Kilkenny People
Metropole Hotel
2-4 December

1=2. Eddie O’Reilly, Padraig O Tuathail 5.0/6
3=4.
Gerry McDonnell, Peter O’Hanlon 4.0
 (118 players, 18 in the Open)

1984

8th Kilkenny Congress, sponsored by Kilkenny People
Metropole Hotel
7-9 December

1. David Dunne
2=3. Stephen Morris, Cliff O’Connor (scores not known)

1985

9th Kilkenny Congress, sponsored by Kilkenny People and Bank of Ireland
CBS Secondary School
6-8 December

1. Eugene Curtin
2. Kevin McHugh (scores not known)
(65 players in Congress)

1986

10th Kilkenny Congress, sponsored by the Kilkenny People
Kyteler’s Inn
5-7 December

1=2. Colm Barry, Colm Daly 5.0/6
3.
Gerry O’Connell 4.5
(65 players in Congress, 13 in Open)

1987

11th Kilkenny Congress, sponsored by the Kilkenny People
4-6 December

1. Tom Clarke 5.0
2. Colm Barry 4.5
3=5. Gerry O’Connell, Robert Stuart, Padraig O’Tuathaill 4.0
(110 players, 20 in the Open)

1988

12th Annual Kilkenny Congress, sponsored by the Kilkenny People
Kyteler’s Inn
2-4 December

1. John Delaney 5.5/6
2.
Stephen Brady 5.0
3.
Michael O’Brien 4.5
(22 competitors)

1989

13th Annual Kilkenny Congress, sponsored by the Kilkenny People
Club House Hotel
1-3 December

1=2. Ivan Andersen (Denmark), Gerry O’Connell
3. Colm Daly (scores not known)

1990

14th Annual Kilkenny Congress, sponsored by the Kilkenny People
Club House Hotel
30 November-2 December

1=2. Colm Daly, Mel Kennedy 5.0/6
3. P. Reynolds 3.0
(110 players in Congress))

1991

15th Annual Kilkenny Congress, sponsored by the Kilkenny People
Club House Hotel
29 November-1 December

1. Colm Daly 5.5
2. Philip Short 4.5
3=5. Pat Carton, Mel Kennedy, Stephen Morris (score not known)
(138 players in Congress)

1992

16th Annual Kilkenny Congress
Club House Hotel
27-29 November

1. Eamon Keogh
2.
Joe Ryan
3. Mel Kennedy
(170 players in Congress)

1993

17th Annual Kilkenny Congress, sponsored by the Kilkenny People
Club House Hotel
26-28 November

1. Alexander Baburin 5.5/6
2=3.
Mark Quinn, Philip Short 5.0
4.
Niall Carton 4.5
5=
i.a. British champion Michael Hennigan 4.0
(over 230 players in Congress)

1994

18th Annual Kilkenny Congress

1. Alexander Baburin
2=4.
Adrian Gillen, Stuart Conquest, Michael Hennigan

1995

19th Annual Kilkenny Congress

1=3. Mark Quinn, Alexander Baburin, Mark Orr 4.5/6
4=8. Stuart Conquest, Mark Heidenfeld, Danny King, Joe Ryan, William Watson, 4.0
(Luke McShane 3.5) 

1996

20th Annual Kilkenny Congress
Iona Technologies International Masters
Club House Hotel
November 29-1 December 

1. Michael Adams 5.5/6
2=3.
John Nunn, Chris Ward 4.5
4=6.
William Watson, Mark Heidenfeld, Luke McShane 4.0

1997

21st Annual Kilkenny Congress
Iona Technologies International Masters

1. GM Michael Adams 5.5/6
2.
GM Alexander Baburin 5.0
3.
IM Mark Orr 4.5
4=9. 
GM John Nunn, GM Danny King, IM Michael Hennigan, IM Daniel Gormally, IM Luke McShane, Mel  O Cinneide
(32 players)

1998

Iona Technologies International Masters
November 27-29

1-3. GM Stuart Conquest, GM Bogdan Lalic, IM Luke McShane,
4-9. GM Alexander Baburin, GM Mark Hebden, IM Mark Heidenfeld, IM Tim Wall, Mark Quinn, Iouri Rochev 4.0
10-13. Sergei Tiviakov, IM Matthew Turner, IM Danny Gormally, FM Philip Short 3.5
14=20. IM Robert Bellin, IM Michael Hennigan, Ray O’Rourke, John Anderson, Ian Sutton, Thomas Clarke, Eamon Keogh 3.0
21
Andrew Hon, IM Mark Orr, WGM Jana Bellin, Peter Cafolla, Gordon Freeman, Anthony Fox, WIM Sheila Jackson, Paul Dempsey
29=30.
Sam Collins, Joanna Lagevsky 2.0
31=33.
John Richards, Gerard O’Connell, Ian Gooding 1.5
34.
Richard O’Donovan 1.0
35.
Asier Rufino Bengoetxea (1 Round) 0.5

1999

Norkom European Invitational Masters
26-28 November

1=2. GM Bogdan Lalic, GM Julian Hodgson 5.0
3=5.
GM Mark Hebden, GM Jan Timman, FM Paul Delaney 4.5
6=8.
GM Michael Adams, GM Alexander Baburin, Uri Rochev 4.0
9=15.
IM Luke McShane, IM Mark Heidenfeld, IM Matthew Turner, IM Mark Ferguson, Dharma Tjiam, Mel O’Cinneide, Tom Clarke 3.5
16=21. Paul Dempsey, IM Robert Bellin, FM Stephen Brady, Bas Van Esch, FM Mark Quinn, Eric Dehaan 3.0
22=28.
WGM Jana Bellin, Michael Neville, Daire McMahon, Peter Cafolla, Carl Wustefeld, Martin Landenberger, FM Philip Short 2.5
29=33.
Ian Gooding, Cormac Brady, Richard O’Donovan, John Anderson, Anthony Fox 2.0
34=35.
Sam Collins, Frank Vang 1.5
36.
Jim McCarthy 0.0
(221 players in Congress)

2000

Norkom European Masters
Parade Tower Kilkenny Castle
24-26 November

1. GM Luke McShane 5.0
2=5. GM Alexander Baburin, GM Eduardas Rozentalis, IM Robert Bellin, IM Mark Heidenfeld 4.5
6=8. IM Malcolm Pein, IM John Shaw, David Howell 4.0
9=14.
Slim Belkhodja, FM Philip Short, Gerry O’Connell, Peter Cafolla, Richard O’Donovan, Yuri Rochev 3.5
15=20.
FM Paul Delaney, Colin Harpur, NM Eamon Keogh, John Anderson, Michael Dooley, Mel O’Cinneide3.0
21=24.
FM Stephen Brady, WGM Jana Bellin, John Kennedy, Anthony Fox 2.5
25=31. Daire McMahon, Michael Neville, Elke Sautter, Andres Gamez, Killian Hynes, Ivan Llorens, Paul Dempsey 2.0
32=33. Jack Killane, Gerard MacElligott 1.5
34. Suzanne Connolly 1.0
(199 players in Congress)

2001

Norkom Kilkenny Masters
30 November-2 December

1. Ian Rogers, Luke McShane 5.0/6
3.
Mark Hebden 4.5
4=10. Mark Heidenfeld, Alexander Baburin, Jonathan Rowson, Danny Gormally, Peter Gayson, Philip Short, Paul Dempsey 4.0
11=17.
Mark Quinn 3.5, Miroslav Houska, John Anderson, David Howell, Michael Dooley, John Henderson, Eddie O’Connor 3.0
18=25.
Andrew Kitschlew, Mark Orr, Gerry O’Connell, Jim McCarthy, Anthony Fox, Mel O’Cinneide, Elke Sautter, Ian Sutton 2.5
26=29. Eric Bennett, Eamon Keogh, Ivan Llorens, Simon Jeffares 2.0
30=31
Gordon Freeman, Suzanne Connolly 1.5
32.
Jack Killane 1.0
(223 players in Congress)

2002

29 November-1 December

1. GM Alexander Baburin 5.0/6
2=6.
GM Bogdan Lalic, GM Luke McShane , Sam Collins, Alex Lopez, Uri Rochev 4.5
7=9.
IM Brian Kelly, GM Colin McNab, IM Leighton Williams 4.0
10=13.
IM Mark Quinn, John Anderson, IM Mark Heidenfeld, Philip Short 3.5
14=19. Jose Delgado, IM Mark Orr, Mel O’Cinneide, Charles Cobb, Joerg Weidemann, Paul Dempsey 3.0
20=29.
Eamon Keogh, David Howell, Gerry O’Connell, Anthony Fox, Darko Polimac, Richard S. Jones, Thomas Hauptmann, Kees De Kruif, Karl McPhillips, Simon Jeffares 2.5
30=32.
Brian Fitzpatrick, Malcolm J. Armstrong, Ian Sutton 2.0
33=35.
Peter Cafolla, Casey Collins, Gerry Mac Elligott 1.5
36.
John Trevalynn 1.0
(251 players in Congress)

2003

28-30 November

1. GM Michael Adams 5.0/6
2=3.
GM Bogdan Lalic, GM Alexander Baburin 4.5
4=5.
Yury Rochev, GM Erald Dervishi 4.0
6=11.
GM Mark Hebden, IM Mark Quinn, IM Fredrico Manca, John Anderson, IM Mark Heidenfeld, Mel O’Cinneide 3.5
12=18.
Alex Lopez, IM Gavin Wall, Gert Schacher, Kilian Hynes, Peevee Van Voorthuijsen, Bram Van Dijk, Gerry O’ Connell 3.0
19=23.
Martin G. Wessels, Kieran O’ Driscoll, Paul Dempsey, Duncan Burbidge, Thomas Hauptmann 2.5
24.
Eamon Keogh 2.0
25=27.
Karl Mc Phillips, Darko Polimac, Kees De Kruif 1.5
28.
Jack Killane 1.0
(238 players in Congress)

2004

26-28 November

1=2. IM Rashid Ziatdinov, GM Stuart Conquest 5.0
3=4.
GM Alexander Baburin, IM Gawain Jones 4.5
5=7. GM Mark Hebden, Migchiel De Jong, Christian Kongsted 4.0
8=11. IM Sam Collins, IM Brian Kelly, IM Mark Orr, Philip Short 3.5
12=17. Stephen Scannell, IM Mark Quinn, Bram Van Dyk, Karl McPhillips, Thomas Hauptmann, Peewee Van Voorthuijsan 3.0
18=24.
Derek Smith, Stephen Jessel, Alex Lopez, Gerard O’Connell, Kieran O’Driscoll, Eamon Keogh, Anthony Fox 2.5
25=27.
Paul Walsh, Tom Clarke, Allan Beveridge 2.0
28.
Kees De Kruif 1.5
29.
Suzanne Connolly 1.0
30.
Stefan Tomezack 0.0
(230 players in Congress)

2005 

Nexala International Masters
Parade Tow
er Kilkenny Castle, Butler House and Club House Hotel
25-27 Novembe

 1. GM Alexander Baburin 5.0
2. GM Anthony C. Kosten 4.5
3=5. GM Branko Damljanovic, GM Stuart Conquest, GM Mark Hebden 4.0
6=9. Karl Mc Phillips, NM Eamon Keogh  3.5, FM Philip Short, Peter Cafolla 3.5
10=11. IM Mark Orr, IM Mark Quinn 3.0
12=18. Gerard O’Connell, Paul Wallace, Rory Quinn, Anthony Fox, Derek Smith, Kees de Kruif, Thomas Hauptmann 2.5
19. Colin Costello 2.0
20=22. Brian Galligan, Matt O’ Leary, Killian Delaney 1.5
(201 players in Congress)

2006

30th Annual Kilkenny Congress
Club House Hotel and Butler House
24-26 November 

1. GM Mark Hebden 5.0
2=3. GM Michael Adams, IM Valeri Atlas 4.5
4=7. GM Alexander Baburin, IM Mark Heidenfeld, Dimitry Atlas, John S. White 4.0
8=9. IM Gawain Jones, Bram Van Dijk 3.5
10=14. Rory Quinn, Alan Peart, Ryan-Rhys Griffiths, Marek Goban, Andrew Mendelson 3.0
15=21. IM Mark Orr, Derek Smith, Gerard O’Connell, Kees de Kruif, David Murray, Arno Weber, Martin Wessels 2.5
22=24. Karl McPhillips, Anthony Fox, Tom Healy 2.0
25. Peter Cafolla 1.5
26. Thomas Hauptmann 1.0
(210 players in Congress)

2007

Kilkenny International Masters sponsored by Mount Carmel Medical Group
Butler House and Club House Hotel
23-25 November

1=3. GM Gawain Jones, GM Alexander Baburin, GM Stuart Conquest 4.5
4=8. GM Peter Wells, GM Mark Hebden, Stephen Jessel, Ivo Timmersmans, FM Alex Lopez 4.0
9=12. IM Mark Orr, IM Mark Heidenfeld, Karl McPhillips, IM Sam Collins 3.5
13=19. Bram Van Dijk, Gerard O’Connell, Manuel Weeks, Anthony Fox, Kieran Moynihan, Eamon Keogh, Jan Heinrich 3.0
20=24. John Anderson, Sam Osborne, Brian Galligan, David Fitzsimons, Rory Quinn 2.5
25=31. Stephen Scannell, Kees de Kruif, Ryan-Rhys Griffiths, Bernard Palmer, Philip Hogarty, Steven Hanly, Peter Cafolla 2.0
32. Thomas Hauptmann 1.0
(208 players in Congress)

2008

Kilkenny International Masters sponsored by Mount Carmel Medical Group
Butler House and Club House Hotel
28-30 November

1. Tony Kosten 5.0
2=3. Stuart Conquest, Gawain Jones 4.5
4=7. Peter Wells, Alexander Baburin, Peewee Van Voorthuijsen, Karl McPhillips 4.0
8=18. Simon Ansell, Alex Lopez, Carlo Rossi, Lawrence Cooper, Marek Kosiorek, John Joyce, David Path, Ryan-Rhys Griffiths, Jos Teeuwen, Jan Heinrich, Eamon  Keogh 3.5
19=25. Mark Quinn, Ivo Timmermans, Bram  Van Dijk, David B. Murray, Brian Galligan, Gerard O’Connell, Anthony Fox 3.0
26=31. Wojciech Nadstoga, Steven Hanly, Pawel  Madynski, Justin Daly, 30,Sam C. Osborne, Kevin C. Butler 2.5
32=36. Paolo Bertino, Thomas Hauptmann, Peter Cafolla, Tom Healy, Kees De Kruif 2.0
37=38. Oisin P. Benson, Arno Weber 1.5
39=40. Matt O’Leary, Martin Wessels 1.0
(214 players in Congress)

2009

Kilkenny International Masters sponsored by Mount Carmel Medical Group
Butler House and Club House Hotel
27-29 November

1. Sam Collins 5.0
2=3. Alexander Baburin, Mark Hebden 4.5
4=10. Tony Kosten, Gavin Wall, Mel O’Cinneide, David Fitzsimons, Simon Jeffares, Ryan-Rhys Griffiths, Mark Quinn 4.0
11=12. Maciej Nurkiewicz, Mark Heidenfeld 3.5
13=21. Jan Heinrich, Tom Healy, Ivo Timmermans, Lennaid Lowe, Pawel Madynski, Kieran Moynihan, Eamon Keogh, Colin Menzies, Peewee Van Voorthuijsen 3.0
22=24. Peter Cafolla, Bram Van Dijk, Gerard O’Connell 2.5
25=31. Liam Porter, Mark Berney, Aravind Menon, Justin Daly, Thomas Hauptmann, Anthony Fox, Hugh Doyle 2.0
32=33. Oisin P. Benson, Andrew Smith 1.5
34. Kees de Kruif 1.0
(162 players in Congress)

2010

Butler House and Club House Hotel
26-28 November

1=2. GM Ivan Cheparinov, IM Sam Collins 5.0
3=7. GM Sebastian Maze, GM Gawain Jones, GM Mihai Suba, GM Fabian Libiszewski, GM Alexander Baburin 4.0
8=13. FM Alex Lopez, GM Mark Hebden, David Fitzsimons, IM Mark Heidenfeld, Ryan-Rhys Griffiths, IM Mark Quinn 3.5
14=18. Andrej Vospernik, Keith Allen, FM Phillip Short, Ivo Timmermans, IM Mark Orr 3.0
19=26. Killian Delaney, Paul Walsh, Kieran O’Riordan, Darren McCabe, Peter Cafolla, Aravind Menon, Seamus Duffy, Eamon Keogh 2.5
27=28. John Courtney, Conor Edward Murphy 2.0
29=32. Jack Killane, Kees de Kruif, Tom Healy, Thomas Hauptmann 1.5
(189 players in Congress)

2011

Kilkenny International Masters sponsored by the Club House Hotel
House Hotel and Butler House
25-27 November

1. GM Gawain C. Jones 5.5
2=6. GM Ivan Cheparinov, GM Mark Hebden, GM Sebastien Maze, GM Alexander Baburin, FM Colm Daly 4.5
7. IM Mark Quinn 4.0
8=13. Karl McPhillips, GM Fabien Libiszewski, IM Alex Lopez, IM Axel Delorme, FM Philip Short, FM Ryan-Rhys Griffiths 3.5
14=17. IM Sam E. Collins, Anthony Fox, Viktor Korennoi, Killian Delaney 3.0
18=23. Cormac P. O’Brien, Bram Van Dijk, Darren McCabe, Hugh Doyle, Ronan Magee, Mark A. Collins 2.5
24=29. Kees De Kruif, Eamon Keogh, Conor E. O’Donnell, John Courtney, Peter Cafolla, Oisin P. Benson 2.0
30=31. John McMorrow, Thomas Hauptmann 1.5
32. Kieran O’Riordan 1.0
(205 players in Congress)

2012

Kilkenny International Masters sponsored by the Club House Hotel
Club House Hotel and Butler House
November 23-25

1=2. GM Mark Hebden, GM Gawain C. Jones 5.0
3. GM Alexander Baburin 4.0
4=11. GM Keith C. Arkell, IM Sam E. Collins, IM Mark Heidenfeld, FM Ryan-Rhys Griffiths, FM Colm Daly, Kieran Moynihan, Arnaud Aoustin, Anthony Fox 3.5
12=14. John Courtney, Peter Cafolla, Conor O’Donnell 3.0
15=23. Ciaran Quinn, Tom Healy, Thomas Hauptmann, Hugh Doyle, David B.Murray, Eamon Keogh, Kieran O’Riordan, Seamus Duffy, David Path 2.5
24=25. Carl Jackson, Henk De Jonge 2.0
26. Kees De Kruif 1.0
(194 players in Congress)

2013

Kilkenny International Masters sponsored by the Club House Hotel
Club House Hotel and Butler House
22-24 November

1. GM Krasimir Rusev 5.5
2=3. GM Gawain C.Jones, IM Sam E. Collins 4.5
4=6. IM Mark Heidenfeld, FM Philip Short, Paul A. Wallace 4.0
7=13. IM Mark Quinn, GM Bogdan Lalic, GM Alexander Baburin, Jos Teeuwen, Killian Delaney, Hugh Doyle, John Courtney 3.5
14=17. David B. Murray, Anatol Lokasto, Arnaud Aoustin, Gordon Freeman, 3.0
18=23. John Anderson, Anthony Fox, FM Peewee Van Voorthuijsen, Bram Van Dijk, Eamon Keogh, Thomas Hauptmann 2.5
24=26. FM Karl McPhillips, Kieran Moynihan, Conor O’Donnell 2.0
27-28. Anthony Bourached, Peter Cafolla 1.5
29=30. Darren McCabe, Kees De Kruif 1.0
(195 players in Congress)

2014

Kilkenny International Masters sponsored by the Club House Hotel
Club House Hotel and Butler House
28-30 November

1. GM Mark L. Hebden 5.0
2. GM Sebastien Maze 4.5
3-6. GM Bogdan Lalic, IM Sam E. Collins, GM Alexander Baburin, Bram Van Dijk 4.0
7=10. Mel O’Cinneide, FM Daire McMahon, Gordon Freeman, FM Philip Short 3.5
11=14. Anthony Fox, IM Mark Quinn, Kevin C. Butler, Conor O’Donnell 3.0
15=17. Jos Teeuwen, Stephen Moran, Peter Cafolla 2.5
18=23. David B.Murray, Kees De Kruif, Killian Delaney, Kieran Moynihan, Thomas Hauptmann, Joe Fathallah 2.0
24. Hugh Doyle 1.5
(199 players in Congress)

2015

39th Annual Congress sponsored by the Club House Hotel
Club House Hotel and Butler House
Kilkenny International Masters
27-29 November

1. GM Mark Hebden 5.5
2=7. FM Conor O’Donnell, FM Stephen Jessel, IM Sam E. Collins, IM Mark Heidenfeld, GM Bogdan Lalic, Carl Jackson 4.0
8=13. FM Philip Short, Stephen Moran, GM Alexander Baburin, Tom O’Gorman, John Anderson, Nigel Fleming 3.5
14=16. Ioana Gelip, Adam Spirek, Eamon Keogh 3.0
17=21. Henry Li, IM Mark Quinn, David B. Murray, Alex Byrne, Bram Van Dijk 2.5
22=24. Anthony Fox, Killian Delaney, Kees De Kruif 2.0
25=28. Paul Walsh, Thomas Hauptmann, Peter Cafolla, Frans Smit 1.5
(227 players in Congress)

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