Many congratulations to Thomas MacCormac, who has become the most recent addition to the ranks of Irish grandmasters.
Usually, this achievement is celebrated by a personal presentation of the CBAI Grandmaster’s salver, and Thomas had planned a gala charity evening for this purpose. Current circumstances mean, unfortunately, that a real-life gathering will not be possible, so instead TMCBridge will present a special invitational challenge match on BBO and Zoom, on Sunday 31 May, from 10:00 to 12:30, featuring the Irish Junior Team (John Connolly, Conor Boland, Stephen Barr, Michael Donnelly) versus the Irish Open Team (John Carroll, Mark Moran, Tom Hanlon, Hugh McGann, Adam Mesbur, Nick FitzGibbon). Zoom commentators on the match will include BJ O’Brien, John Murchan, and Peter Goodman, and there will be a 20-minute analysis session after the match.
All are welcome to attend, and the event is being run as a fundraiser in aid of Blackrock Hospice – a very good cause, so please give generously here.