Upcoming Events
Grandmaster Alex Baburin's February 2020 Junior chess camp
17–21 Feb 2020
Grandmaster Alex Baburin will provide professional coaching for beginners and intermediate/advanced players, with some separate lessons for each group.
The Bunratty Chess Festival 2020
21–23 Feb 2020
Online Entry will be available on event website from December 1.
The Irish Team Blitz Championships 2020
1 Mar 2020
Time Control: 3 minutes + 2 second increment.
The World Team Chess Championship 50+, 65+ 2020
4–15 Mar 2020
Expression of Interest below. If required, a selection committee will be assembled to decide teams.
Latest News
The Dublin Rapid Championship 2020
2-12
12-02-2020

The Dublin Rapid Championships 2020 will run from 6pm in Buswells on February 16th. Open to anyone, time control is 10+5 & prize fund is €500. Enter here.

Bunratty 2020: 10 days to go
2-11
11-02-2020

The Bunratty Chess Festival 2020 is just 10 days away! Details here. The event runs from the 21-23 February in the Bunratty Castle Hotel.

New Irish Titles galore in 2019-20
2-10
10-02-2020

Huge congratulations to those who've received titles recently:

FM Tarun Kanyamarala

FM Killian Delaney

WFM Trisha Kanyamarala

CM Shane Melaugh

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The Irish Easter Festival 2020
2-9
09-02-2020

The ICU Easter Festival 2020 runs from April 8-12 in the Talbot Hotel. It will include 2 norm events, several all-play-alls & more. Enter here.

The 50th Irish National Club Championship
2-8
08-02-2020

The 50th Irish National Club Championship will run from 30-31 May in Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel, Cork. At least 3 teams will qualify for European Club Cup 2020. Enter here

Irish Junior Championships 2020
2-7
07-02-2020

Online entry is now open for The Irish Junior Championships 2020 which runs from 3-5 April in Stormont Hotel, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast. Enter here.

The Irish Team Blitz Championship 2020
2-5
05-02-2020

The Irish Team Blitz Championships 2020 will run from 6pm in the Talbot on March 1st. Open to anyone, time control is 3+2 & entry is €30 per team. Enter here.

Conor E. Murphy
Conor E. Murphy
Irish Women's Champion
Irish Women's Champion
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