Upcoming Events
The ICU Spring Grand Prix Series 2021
17 Jan – 28 Mar 2021
Free entry to ICU Members.
The ICU Spring Team Blitz League
22 Jan – 26 Mar 2021
A 10 round, team blitz on lichess open to all ICU/UCU members.
Introduction to chess: lessons for adult beginners with GM Alex Baburin
15 Mar – 1 Apr 2021
Learn chess from the comfort of your own home with Alexander Baburin, Ireland’s only Grandmaster. During a course of six 45-minute sessions on Zoom, you will review the rules of chess and learn chess basics, including typical tactical motifs, simple endgames and common middlegame strategies. This will equip you for future chess battles with your peers, friends and relatives. Apart
Galway Chess Congress 2021
19–21 Mar 2021
Further information will be available early in 2021.
Latest News
Plan for Events moving forward

A Plan for Events moving forward can be seen here. This includes some details for The 100th Irish Championship 2021 which players can now enter here.

The 100th Irish Championship 2021

The 100th Irish Championship 2021 will tentatively take place in Colaiste Eanna from Jul 31-Aug 8 subject to restrictions. Details here.

GM Jacob Aagaard Training Seminar: Postponed

GM Jacob Aagaard Training Seminar will take place at a slightly later date due to a scheduling conflict. More information to follow.

Bunratty 2021 Online

Bunratty 2021 online event is fast approaching, click here to see the 260 entries playing ( entry is now closed ) There are loads of ways to follow the action, click here for more details.

Online Inter-varsities 2021

The Online Inter-Varsities 2021 will be hosted on lichess by RCSI, 27th February. Details can be found here.

GM Jacob Aagaard Training Seminar

GM Jacob Aagaard Training Seminar will take place online from March 5-7. The theme of the course is attacking chess with more details here.

Prizes for ICU Members playing Bunratty 2021

ICU Member prizes at The Bunratty Online Special 2021 for 20/21 season members as at 5pm 18th Feb.

Worldwide U12 Center D Team Battle (Rapid)

Please register as per instruction

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