Press Release from Cllr Stephen Stokes
The 18th Annual Bray Chess Rapidplay saw a record turnout of 106 entrants on Sunday, June 24th. The event was won by Petr Neumann from the Czech Republic. Players came from far and wide locations including Galway, Ennis, Cork, England, Poland, France, and Latvia. Local man John Joyce acted as head controller with a large contingent of volunteers from Greystones and Bray on hand to help out.
In attendance was Deputy Anne Ferris TD who made the ceremonial opening move for the final round. In her address to the players, Deputy Ferris congratulated the Bray-Greystones Chess Club on their excellent work in hosting such an enjoyable tournament. She noted that many players had come from around Ireland and abroad, and welcomed them warmly. Deputy Ferris also remarked that the event was yet another example of how dynamic County Wicklow is for visitors.
Bray-Greystones chess club was established in 1975 and is the largest club in Ireland with teams in all 6 Leinster divisions. They play Wednesday evenings in the Esplanade Hotel. The season runs from September to May. Players interested in joining should contact club secretary Tom Janowski at email@example.com
Anne Ferris TD making the ceremonial opening move for Kilkenny player Ryan Rhys Griffiths
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