BUNRATTY INTERNATIONAL

CHESS FESTIVAL 2018

 

Bunratty Castle Hotel, County Clare, Ireland

BUNRATTY INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL: 25th ANNIVERSARY

Bunratty Castle Hotel, County Clare, Ireland

February 23-25, 2018

 

RESULTS (for players travelling from Northern Ireland)

 

MASTERS (2000+) 1 NI player (total in section = 54)

 

 Player  RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5  RD 6 TOTAL
               

 WGM Dina Belenkaya (2286)

 Awarded Grading Prize for highest score by a player rated 2190-2299

1.0
1.0
0.0
0.5
0.5
0.5
3.5
 Stephen Rush (2025)
0.0
1.0
0.5
1.0
0.0
0.5
3.0

 

CHALLENGERS (1600-1999) 7 NI players (total in section = 82)

 

 Player  RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5  RD 6 TOTAL
               
 Daniil Zelenchuk (1798)
1.0
0.5
0.0
1.0
0.5
0.0
3.0
 Robert Lavery (1650)
0.0
1.0
0.0
1.0
0.5
0.0
2.5
 Cecil Sloan (1607)
0.0
1.0
0.5
0.0
0.5
0.5
2.5
 WFM Karina Kruk (1686)
0.5
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.5
0.5
2.0
 Damien Lavery (1694)
0.0
0.5
0.0
0.5
1.0
0.0
2.0
 Damien Cunningham (1643)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
1.0
1.5
 Eibha Ni Mhuireagain (1643)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
1.0

 

MAJOR (1200-1599) 5 NI players (total in section = 88)

 

 Player  RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5  RD 6 TOTAL
 
 Cathan Gormley (1270) Joint 3rd
1.0
0.5
0.5
1.0
0.5
1.0
4.5
 Ram Rajan (1382) Grading Prize
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.0
0.5
0.5
4.0
 Chris Armstrong (1394)
0.0
0.5
1.0
1.0
0.5
1.0
4.0
 Dmitry Zelenchuk (1427)
0.0
0.5
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.0
3.5
 Martin Kelly (1363)
0.5
0.0
1.0
0.0
0.5
0.5
2.5

 

MINOR (0-1200) 20 NI players (total in section = 135)

 

 Player  RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5  RD 6 TOTAL
               
 Mitch Kee (813) Unrated 2nd Place
0.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
5.0
 Rian Mellotte (1174)
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.0
0.5
1.0
4.5
 Adrian Dornford-Smith (1102)
1.0
0.5
1.0
1.0
0.0
1.0
4.5
 Vincent O'Brien (1010) Grading Prize
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.5
0.5
0.0
4.0
 Robert Clarke (1008)
1.0
1.0
0.0
1.0
1.0
0.0
4.0
 Tyrone Winter (1087)
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.5
0.0
0.0
3.5
 Adrian Gilmore (===)
0.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.0
0.5
3.5
 Paul Anderson (919)
1.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
1.0
0.5
3.5
 Jamie Corscadden (===)
0.0
1.0
0.0
0.5
1.0
1.0
3.5
 Barney McGahan (1137)
0.0
1.0
0.5
0.5
0.5
1.0
3.5
 John Harding (===)
1.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
3.0
 Iza Bujak (1125)
0.5
1.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
2.5
 Tanya Jones (650)
0.0
1.0
0.0
0.5
0.5
0.5
2.5
 Liam Fields (===)
0.0
0.0
1.0
0.5
1.0
0.0
2.5
 Tom Johnston (===)
0.0
0.0
0.0
1.0
1.0
0.5
2.5
 William Watson (===)
1.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
2.0
 Robert Brown (781)
0.0
0.0
0.0
1.0
1.0
0.0
2.0
 Charles Boyle (===)
0.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
1.0
2.0
 Mohammed Muddassir (===)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
1.0
1.0
2.0
 James Shaw (710)
0.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
1.0_
2.0

 

With 359 players competing across all 4 sections, this was the 25th anniversary of Bunratty and an impressive selection of past winners competed again. Highlights included Grandmasters Nigel Short (2681), Gawain Jones (2646), Luke McShane (2643), Sergey Tiviakov (2569), Jonathan Speelman (2503), Alexander Baburin (2423), Simon Williams (2453), Mark Hebden (2454) and Peter Wells (2427). They were joined by two Woman Grandmasters, Dina Belenkaya (2286) and Alina L'Ami (2310). Meanwhile, the list of International Masters also offered an exciting mix with Sam Collins (2459), Richard Bates (2364), Thomas Rendle (2359), Mark Heidenfeld (2360) and Malcolm Pein (2346). FIDE Masters David Fitzsimons (2287) and Colm Daly (2292) sat alongside two Woman International Masters, Fiona Stella-Antoni (2184) and Sue Mororoa Jones (2111). It was an amazing Masters section!

For a review of how well the Northern Ireland players did at the 2017 event, please CLICK HERE

 

 

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