Junior Eligibility Criteria

Last updated after 2014 AGM

  1. A person is eligible to be selected to play for Ireland if that person was born in either Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland - hereinafter Ireland - or had either one or both parents born in Ireland, or is a citizen of the Republic of Ireland.
  2. A person not qualifying under the above criterion must have been a resident in Ireland for a period of not less than two years as at 1st January of the year in which the tournament takes place.
  3. A player must also fulfil the following minimum activity criteria: 12 ICU rated games in Ireland in the two years preceding the start date of a representative international tournament for which s/he is selected to play for Ireland and participation in at least one of the two Irish Junior (i.e. under age) Championships or one of the two Irish Chess Championships (Senior tournament only) preceding the start date of the representative international tournament for which s/he is selected to play for Ireland.
  4. Be a fully paid member of the ICU.
  5. Any player in contention to be selected who has not met the above requirements at the time of selection will be given until a fixed date, to be notified in advance by the ICU Junior Committee, to fulfil the requirements. Failure to do so will result in the rescinding of the offered place. The date for final compliance with the requirements should not be less than six weeks prior to the start date if the tournament for which selection has taken place.

Please note that all junior players are requested to supply accurate date of birth information when joining the ICU. Failure to do so may result in players not being considered for international selection.

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