ICCF Olympiad XV Finals 25/7/07
Ciaran O'Hare won the Irish Webserver Championship.
He also got his first IM norm in the EU team Championship prelims
which haven't quite finished.
ICCF Olympiad XV Finals 19/1/05
Please click here
Death of Michael
J. Sheehan 11/1/05
It is with great sadness that we
have learned of the death of Michael J. Sheehan, a well-respected
member of the ICCA.
of the 2005 AGM now available 18/12/05
Please click here
to see the minutes of the 2005 AGM.
Irish E-mail championship 24/8/05
This event, which will be hosted
on the ICCF webserver is to commence in early September 2005. Click
here for further details.
2nd Irish E-mail
Prelims will start in October 2005.
The event is open to paid-up members of the ICCA. Anyone interested
should advise Jack Killane
before the end of September.
General News 22/4/05
Match between France & Asia and the Rest of the World in aid
of the Tsunami Fund is due to start
soon. Click here for
details. Irish players needed!
Champion Hamarat will play a 2-game match against the Rest
of the World in aid of the ICCF Webserver. Full details here.
We need more Irish players for this event too.
read this important
the 1st ICCF
webchess open tournament.
the Semi-finals and Candidates tournaments of the World Correspondence
Chess Championships. Please click
General News 6/3/04
Please read the following Webserver
System announcement from the ICCF president.
Gibney has just qualified for the Senior International Master title
and a place in the World Championship Candidates tournament.
EU Team Championship has been postponed, probably until 2005.
We need 4 players (2200+) to play in a POSTAL OLYMPIAD probably
starting in Oct/ Nov 2004.
Irish E-mail Championship is due to start on 1 November, 2003
so you have only 2 weeks left to enter!.
to Michael Sheehan on winning the Irish 2001-03 Championship.
to Jonathan O'Connor on achieving his 1st IM Norm in the ICCF E-mail
ICCF Jubilee Postal
A considerable number of games in
this tournament are still running so the end-date has been extended
to 30/06/04. Tournament directors will be in contact with relevant
ICCA Annual General
The AGM took place on 9/11/02. Updates
on news, tournaments and officers will be in the next ICCA newsletter.
Dave Salter was presented with his IM certificate by Tim Harding
at the AGM. Click here to see
ICCF Gold Jubilee
A recent announcement about
this book can be read on the ICCF
website. The book price is 24 Euro (14.99 Stg.). To order a
copy, please send payment as soon as possible to Jack
Killane, 4 Wainsfort Avenue, Terenure, Dublin
6W (for Euro) or David
Blair, 27 Cherryvalley Gardens, Belfast, Northern
Ireland BT5 6PQ (for Stg.).
The book can also be ordered directly from the ICCF - Please send
£14.99 (payable to ICCF) by post to the ICCF President, Mr. Alan
P. Borwell (8 Wheatfield Avenue, Inchture, Perthshire, PH14 9RX,
here to see a picture
of the book cover.
ICCF was established on 22nd March 1951, as the successor to ICCA
and previously, ICSB/IFSB, which date back as far as 1928. ICCF
is the official governing body for all forms of playing International
Correspondence Chess worldwide, which embraces CC games, whether
played by post. fax, Email or other methods of transmission. This
376-page book, is a celebration of its first 50 years and looks
forwards to a very interesting future.
within its contents, you will find:
An overview of the history of CC, from its
beginnings and of ICCF from 1951 until 2001
Articles from 56 National CC Federations affiliated to ICCF, on
the history of their local CC activities, with over 120 games and
more than 30 photographs
Crosstables for every major ICCF event ever held (including World
CC Championship Finals CC Olympiad Finals, World Cup Finals) with
an additional 50+ selected games, along with cross tables from earlier
major ICSB, IFSB & ICCA events
Complete lists of World and Zonal Champions, International CC Titleholders,
ICCF Honorary Members, "Bertl von Massow" and Friend of ICCF awards.
A special 16-page historical photographic sections, with many in
colour, in addition to the photographs within the text sections
Special articles on the genesis of the international CC Rating System;
the Future of Correspondence Chess; and short biographies on three
of the most prominent figures in CC history: Hans-Werner von Massow,
Erik J. Larsson, and Henk J. Mostert.
ICCF GOLD is published by
the International Correspondence Chess Federation, as a definitive
reference book for all correspondence chess players and other chess
Following is and extract from
the "Denmark" article, by Søren Peschardt"
..."The first real CC-game in Denmark was played in 1836 between
the two brothers Møller with white against the entire chess club
"Læseforeningen", Copenhagen. The 31 moves in the game were exchanged
between August 29th and October 18th.---The brothers won easily."
ICCF World Cup
Following a review of arrangements
with the Austrian Federation, it has been decided to extend the
closing date for entries for World Cup XIII to 31/10/02, and start
papers for the Preliminaries will be sent out during December. This
means that the ICCA can accept entries for this event until late
Irish Evening Herald Championship 2000-2002
This tournament began October 1,
2000 and would normally end July 31 but it continues as there are
still three possible winners. Final results are expected by the
end of the year. Click here for latest
Results and ICCA
John Ryan reports that his final
score in the Ahman memorial was 8.5/14 so unfortunately he missed
the IM norm by a point.
Alasdair Alexander has been selected
for our second place in the World Championship semifinals. So far
we have two entries for the world cup (postal and email both from
Garry Windebank). We are looking for volunteers for the two European
Championship semifinal places (entries close mid-October, event
starts January). Only players rated 2200+ need apply.
Irish CC Championship Update 22/01/02
The 2000-2002 Irish
Championship is turning out to be a very interesting affair, with
four players still in contention for the title (Senior
A). Among them is twice former champion, Michael Sheehan and
another former champion W. Breslin. The Senior B section is also
very close with many new results added to the crosstable.
Jim Corby reported at Easrer that there are no new results in the
Senior A 2000 and no results at all yet in the Senior A 2001-3.
That event only began
in October 2001 so that is not surprising.
ICCF Jubilee Book 06/01/02
The ICCF are now looking for numbers
from each federation to purchase their Jubilee Book. It is supposed
to be out in early summer and readers interested in buying it should
contact our ICCF secretary (Tim
Harding) immediately indicating their intention. All monies
should be sent to the ICCA Treasurer, Jack
Killane, 4 Wainsfort Avenue, Terenure, Dublin 6W. The Euro RRP
per copy is 19.75 (or 12.75 pounds sterling, but those who want
to pay sterling will probably do best to buy through BPCF).
ICCF entry fees in Euros 06/01/02
fee structure has now been posted on this site. Residents of
Northern Ireland and Great BNritain, as
well as overseas members where convenient, can still play in Pounds
Rating list updated 01/01/02
The latest ICCF rating list (April 2002) shows that
Gibney is still the highest rated active Irish player. Well
done, Eugene! We have now updated our rating
list for Irish players. Tim Harding has got his final SIM norm
from the Heidenfeld Memorial.
The full list of Irish titled players is:
SIM: Tony Doyle (A.F.
O Duill), Alan Ludgate, Darrell Nightingale
IM but now qualified for SIM: Desmond Taylor
and Tim Harding
IM: Eugene Gibney
(also Liam Lynn who plays for England)
One IM norm towards title: John Murray, Tom
Clarke, John M.T. Ryan, Michael Sheehan.
John Ryan needs 1.5/2 from his two remaining games
in the Ahman Memorial. In the Heidenfeld Memorial, David Salter
still has a theoretical chance of an IM title. Good luck to all
5-Player Tournaments 19/09/01
We have the final result of ICCA IE/5/12
and the crosstable has been updated. IE/5/13
is about to begin and we shall have news of it later.
AGM Report 11/08/01
The Irish Correspondence Chess Association AGM for
2001 was held on July 28th at 1230 in the Dublin Arts Club. The
date for the 2002 agm has not yet been set but it will probably
be in September.. A new committee was elected as follows:
A vote of thanks to David Blair for his work as Secretary/Treasurer
etc. over the previous 6 years was passed.
Since then, Jonathan and Basil have resigned. Cathal Connolly has
The matter of holding an Irish email championship next year was
Irish CC Championships 11/0801
cycle of the Evening Herald, Irish CC Championships is now complete.
All crosstables for sections in this and the 00-02
event have been updated. The new Irish Champions in each section
are as follows:
|ICCC Senior A 99-01
||WJ Breslin & P Burke
|ICCC Senior B 99-01
|ICCC Junior A 99-01
Congratulations to WJ Breslin and P Burke whose names
now appear on the complete list of Irish
Friendly match with Finland 11/08/01
The friendly match between the ICCA
and Finland is now officially completed.
The final score is 32½-18½ in favour of Finland.