O’Hanlon Memorial

J.J. O’Hanlon, 9 times Irish champion, died in 1960. This series of five tournaments in his memory were played at the Dublin Chess Club, where he had been a member.

1960

31 August-12 October

1. Michael Ryan 7.5/9
2. J.J. Walsh 7.0
3. P.J. Murphy 5.5

Other competitors E. O’Reilly, J. Sadlier, D. Deiseach, A. Montwill, S. Gilroy, W. Lewis, T. O’Neill

1961

18 September-13 November

1. J.J. Walsh 8.0/9
2=4. A. Dennehy, A. Montwill, M. Littleton 5.5
5=6. P.J. Murphy (2 adjourned), A. Coldrick (1 adjourned) 4.0
7. D. Deiseach (1 adjourned) 3.5
8=9. J.C. Corby (1 adjourned), D. de Loughrey (1 adjourned) 2.5
10. M. Ryan 1.0
(Results of adjourned games unknown)

1962

In 1962 the Irish Chess Union organised an international tournament, entitled the ICU Golden Jubilee which incorporated the O’Hanlon Memorial.

However in September the Dublin Chess Club still organised an event along similar lines to the O’Hanlon Memorial.  In that event 9 players competed in all-play-all – final result unknown

Competitors were M. Littleton, B. Canton, D. Deiseach, A. Dennehy, E. Keogh, V. Lyons, K. O’Riordan, J. Sadlier, J.J. Walsh

1963

2-30 September

1. W. Heidenfeld 7.5/9
2. R. Cassidy 7.0
3. E. Keogh 6.5
4. J.J. Walsh 5.0
5. J. Sadlier 4.5
6=7. P. Cassidy (2 adjourned), A. Dennehy (1 adjourned) 3.0
8=9. F.  McMahon, K. O’Riordan 2.5
10. D. Deiseach (1 adjourned) 1.5
(Results of adjourned games unknown but one report puts P. Cassidy on 4.0 with Dennehy and Deiseach’s scores unchanged, which suggests that P.Cassidy had won one of his two adjourned games)

1964

20 October-1(-) November

1. W. Heidenfeld 6.0/7
2. M. Littleton 5.0
3. B. Canton 4.0
4=5. J. Sadlier, J.S. Murray 2.5
6=7. M.F. Drew, F. McMahon 2.0 (1 adjourned)
8. G. Aherne 0.0
J.J. Walsh withdrew
(Results of some further adjourned games, probably including Canton-McMahon, unknown)

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