Sir Patrick Moore Cup – Ireland vs Sussex – 9th/10th March 2019

The Sussex delegation at Gatwick

This fixture was reinstated in 2017 after a break of several years when the Irish Chess Union invited a delegation from Sussex to Dublin. Following the return fixture in Crawley last year Sussex once again return to Ireland to compete for the prestigious Sir Patrick Moore Cup. The venue was the Crowne Plaza, Dundalk.

The main event consists of a 4 round FIDE rated longplay tournament with an 11 round FIDE rated blitz in the evening. The blitz was won by Sussex head of delegation Mike Forster (9/11) followed by Ireland’s Jacob and Fiachra (8/11) with Calum and Scott (Sussex) and Benjamin (Ireland) just behind on 7.

This was followed by 5 rounds of swap chess for those that played on! Winners of the “mix with the Irish” were:
Eoin Adam Jonathan Batuhan Daniel & David: 50:50

Sussex delegation:

Max Bennett, Scott Borland, Jonathan Britnell, Freddie Coleman, Daniel Finn, Elizabeth Finn, Matthew Forster, Edward Gray, Alec Hedger, Oli Howell, Tom Howeson, Raina Jithendra, Batuhan Kaya, Thomas Martin, Maya McMahon, Dominic Miller, Solomon Mitchell, George Neale, Calum Salmons, Henry Shaw, Lilya Stewart

Irish delegation:

Patryk Brozynski, Alex Byrne, Aoife Castle, Adam Collins, Eoin Farrelly, Dayna Ferguson, Jacob Flynn, Alex Goss, William Hackett, Felix Jordan, Daniel Kashanin, James Kavanagh, Darragh Moran, Hugh Moran, Sean Murphy, Benjamin Murray, Alice O’Gorman, Jonathan Peoples, David Remenyik, Fiachra Scallan, Max Tempany, Kavin Venkatesan

Round 1 about to start


  Ireland Sussex
R1 11 10
R2 14 7
R3 11½
R4 13½
  48 36

Thanks go to the Desmond Beatty and the Irish Chess Union for a warm welcome and a great event; Mike and Debbie Forster for organisation and team management of the Sussex delegation supported by Sue Howell and Keith Martin.