January 07, 2011

Tom Bermingham Blitz Competition 2011


Above: Hugues Hammouma v Bryan Tobin (Front) and Michael Kennedy v Pearse Dunne

Om a cold a bitter evening the Curragh Chess season came back to life with a blast!
The Tom Bermingham Blitz competition was held to celebrate the impact that Tom, who recently passed away, had on the chess club.
The tournament saw eleven warriors fight it out for the prize with Pearse Dunne the early favourite, although playing with a time handicap.
However it was the dark horse of Hugues Hammouma who emerged from the pack to take the title following an exciting penultimate round defeat of Pearse.
Hugues held his nerve in the final round against Michael Kennedy to emerge victorious on a score of 9/10 as he finished level with Pearse but with a better head-to-head score.


Above: Derek Stacey v Mark McLoughlin


Above: Jim Forde v Bryan Tobin

The club is back in action every Thursday night evening at 8 p.m. in the former Curragh Branch Library (Watertower Conference Facility). New players are always welcome.

Posted by mmcloughlin at January 7, 2011 01:50 PM