National Clubs championship 2015 Report, Results and Final Standings(4 rounds)

The Irish National Clubs championship 2015 was held on the 25th-26th April weekend at the West County hotel Ennis. There were 6 teams competing and 4 rounds were played. The participating teams were Adare, Ballinasloe, Ennis, Gonzaga, Limerick and Loyola

Results:

    Match 1 - Rd 1

    TeamAdareTeamLoyola
    BoardWhiteResultBlack
    1 Vasile Sanduleac1 : 0Padraig Sheehy
    2 Valentine KalininsDF0 : DF1Stephen Moran
    3 Christian Daianu0.5 : 0.5John McMorrow
    4 Kevin Butler0.5 : 0.5Ray Byrne
    5 Anthony Fox1 : 0Henry Li
    6 Jan Heinrich1 : 0Marc Lincoln
    Team Totals42

    Match 2 - Rd 1

    TeamBallinasloeTeamGonzaga
    BoardWhiteResultBlack
    1 Mark Halley0 : 1Sam Collins
    2 Tommy Dunne Jnr0 : 1Conor O'Donnell
    3 Cian Guinan0 : 1David Murray
    4 David McCann0 : 1Killian Delaney
    5 Kenneth HigginsDF0 : DF1Gordon Freeman
    6 Alberto Ortega0 : 1Carl Jackson
    Team Totals06

    Match 3 - Rd 1

    TeamEnnisTeamLimerick
    BoardWhiteResultBlack
    1 Rory Quinn1 : 0James Danaher
    2 Jonathan Melling0 : 1Kevin Singpurwala
    3 John Cassidy0.5 : 0.5Brian Farragher
    4 Lorcan O'Toole0 : 1Stephen Meaney
    5 Nick Larter0.5 : 0.5Tim Dineen
    6 Kieran O'Brien1 : 0Robert Wall
    Team Totals33

    Match 1 - Rd 2

    TeamGonzagaTeamAdare
    BoardWhiteResultBlack
    1 Sam Collins0 : 1Vasile Sanduleac
    2 Conor O'Donnell0 : 1Valentine Kalinins
    3 David Murray1 : 0Christian Daianu
    4 Killian Delaney0.5 : 0.5Kevin Butler
    5 Gordon Freeman1 : 0Anthony Fox
    6 Carl Jackson0 : 1Jan Heinrich
    Team Totals2.53.5

    Match 2 - Rd 2

    TeamLoyolaTeamEnnis
    BoardWhiteResultBlack
    1 Padraig Sheehy0 : 1Rory Quinn
    2 Stephen Moran1 : 0Jonathan Melling
    3 John McMorrow1 : 0John Cassidy
    4 Ray Byrne0.5 : 0.5Nick Larter
    5 Henry LiDF1 : DF0Kieran O'Brien
    6 Marc Lincoln0.5 : 0.5Gerry Casey
    Team Totals42

    Match 3 - Rd 2

    TeamLimerickTeamBallinasloe
    BoardWhiteResultBlack
    1 James Danaher0 : 1Mark Halley
    2 Kevin Singpurwala0.5 : 0.5Tommy Dunne Jnr
    3 Brian Farragher0 : 1Cian Guinan
    4 Stephen Meaney0 : 1David McCann
    5 Tim Dineen0.5 : 0.5Alberto Ortega
    6 Robert Wall0 : 1John P Dunne
    Team Totals15

    Match 1 - Rd 3

    TeamAdareTeamLimerick
    BoardWhiteResultBlack
    1 Vasile Sanduleac1 : 0James Danaher
    2 Valentine Kalinins0.5 : 0.5Kevin Singpurwala
    3 Christian Daianu1 : 0Brian Farragher
    4 Kevin Butler1 : 0Stephen Meaney
    5 Anthony Fox1 : 0Tim Dineen
    6 Drahoslav Stejskal1 : 0Phillip Foenander
    Team Totals5.50.5

    Match 2 - Rd 3

    TeamBallinasloeTeamLoyola
    BoardWhiteResultBlack
    1 Mark Halley1 : 0Padraig Sheehy
    2 Tommy Dunne Jnr0 : 1Stephen Moran
    3 Cian Guinan0 : 1John McMorrow
    4 David McCann0 : 1Ray Byrne
    5 Kenneth Higgins1 : 0Henry Li
    6 Alberto Ortega0 : 1Marc Lincoln
    Team Totals24

    Match 3 - Rd 3

    TeamEnnisTeamGonzaga
    BoardWhiteResultBlack
    1 Rory Quinn0 : 1Sam Collins
    2 Jonathan Melling0 : 1Conor O'Donnell
    3 John Cassidy0 : 1David Murray
    4 Lorcan O'Toole0 : 1Killian Delaney
    5 Nick Larter0.5 : 0.5Gordon Freeman
    6 Gerry Casey0 : 1Carl Jackson
    Team Totals0.55.5

    Match 1 - Rd 4

    TeamBallinasloeTeamAdare
    BoardWhiteResultBlack
    1 Mark Halley0 : 1Vasile Sanduleac
    2 Tommy Dunne Jnr0 : 1Christian Daianu
    3 Cian Guinan0.5 : 0.5Kevin Butler
    4 David McCann0 : 1Anthony Fox
    5 Kenneth Higgins0 : 1Drahoslav Stejskal
    6 Alberto Ortega1 : 0Gabriel Mirza
    Team Totals1.54.5

    Match 2 - Rd 4

    TeamGonzagaTeamLoyola
    BoardWhiteResultBlack
    1 Sam Collins1 : 0Padraig Sheehy
    2 Conor O'Donnell0.5 : 0.5Stephen Moran
    3 David Murray0 : 1John McMorrow
    4 Killian Delaney0.5 : 0.5Ray Byrne
    5 Gordon Freeman1 : 0Henry Li
    6 Carl Jackson1 : 0Marc Lincoln
    Team Totals42

    Match 3 - Rd 4

    TeamLimerickTeamEnnis
    BoardWhiteResultBlack
    1 James Danaher0 : 1Rory Quinn
    2 Kevin Singpurwala0.5 : 0.5Jonathan Melling
    3 Brian Farragher0 : 1John Cassidy
    4 Stephen Meaney0 : 1Lorcan O'Toole
    5 Tim Dineen0 : 1Nick Larter
    6 Phillip Foenander0.5 : 0.5Gerry Casey
    Team Totals15

Final Standings:

1. Adare 4 match points

2. Gonzaga 3 match points

3. Loyola 2 match points

4. Ennis 1.5 match points

5. Ballinasloe 1 match point

6. Limerick 0.5 match points

Adare and Gonzaga qualify to represent Ireland at the European clubs championship at Skopje, FYROM on October 17-25 2015.

Special thanks to John Cassidy and Andrew Ingram for organising the NCC and Controller Brian Scully for doing the draws.

PHOTOS from ROUND 4:

Rd 6 James Danaher v Rory Quinn

Last round of the 2015 National Clubs championship board 1 James Danaher(Limerick) v Rory Quinn(Ennis). Ennis won this tie 5-1.

Rd 6 Gerry Casey v P Foenander

2015 NCC Limerick v Ennis board 6 Gerry Casey v Phillip Foenander which ended in a theoretical R v N endgame draw.

Marc Lincoln v Carl Jackson

NCC 2015 Marc Lincoln(Loyola) v Carl Jackson(Gonzaga). Gonzaga won this match 4-2.

Mark Halley v GM Vasile Sanduleac

NCC 2015 Mark Halley(Ballinasloe) v GM Vasile Sanduleac(Adare) on board 1. Adare won this match 4.5-1.5. to clinch the title.