Irish Championship 2020: Guidelines, Photos and walk-through

John McMorrow

Dear all,

Firstly, from the entire ICU committee - we hope you and your loved ones are keeping well and healthy at present. This has obviously been a hugely trying time for us all with no one untouched by the impacts of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic but hopefully we will soon get to the other side. However, in the meantime we must learn to live in this era with the health, safety, and happiness of those around us at the forefront of our minds. That remains the same today as it was when this virus first came to our island and so despite restrictions easing, please remember that it is essential to keep washing your hands, practice social distancing, wear a face cover/mask in crowds or indoor public spaces and avoid touching your face.

With that in mind, and having consulted with players, our hosts and the ICU committee, we have devised guidelines for how over the board chess can return in the short run and rules specific to how the Irish Championship will be run.

Irish Championship Venue

On Arrival - walk-through:

The Game


Players will be asked to pick their preferred option of the below two options for the event with distinct areas in the playing hall (upper area and lower area) for each (board numbers will move accordingly):

Irish Championship Clock Lever

Irish Championship 2-board option

If a player does not select an option in advance of the event, it will be assumed you are selecting the "1 board option".

Irish Championship 1-board option

After game

Trial Games


Irish Championship Track and trace

Created 2020-06-29 ◦ Last updated 2020-07-19 ◦ Editor JMM

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