Upcoming Events
GM Alex Baburin Workshop
17 Oct 2021
GM Alex Baburin is running a workshop for juniors (aged 6 to 16) on Zoom on the 17th of October from 14:00 to 17:30. Participants will discuss openings and opening preparation, typical positional ideas and key endgames, as well as take part in training exercises. This workshop may be particularly useful for those preparing for the Irish Junior Championships. They are not suitable for beginners.
Irish Junior Championships 2021
23–25 Oct 2021
Qualifying winners of each section will be awarded the title of Irish Champion for that age group.
1st Irish Bangla Chess Club Open Championships
29 Oct 2021
Guest players welcome.
Latest News
European Youth Chess Championship 2021 - Good Luck to Irish Players!
ChessMates 5th Edition - Monaco 2021 - Good luck Irish Junior Team !

The ChessMates 5th Edition - Monaco 2021 runs from Friday 8th October thru Sunday 10th. You can follow tournament here https://chess-results.com/tnr583231.aspx?lan=1&art=0

Autumn chess courses given by IM Mark Quinn

IM Mark Quinn has announced new autumn training courses.

Fresh from his appearance in the Italian Team Championships in Forli, Italy, last week where his team Venetian team Arzignano won promotion to the Masters Section in 2022, IM Mark Quinn has announced details of his Autumn courses for complete beginner, experienced beginner (700-1000 Elo), intermediate (1000-1300 Elo) and advanced adult students (1300-1800 Elo). Mark's website, Chess Bud, is now using a purpose built chess coaching portal to enhance the learning experience of all students.

Go check out https://chessbud.ie/courses/ for further details.

European youth and Junior Chess championship - Coaching assistance

EUROPEAN YOUTH & JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021 Volunteers needed to assist juniors for tournament preparation. Contact [email protected]

European youth and Junior Chess championship - Few places left

EUROPEAN YOUTH & JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021. Few places left.. FIDE rated tournament.. Register ASAP

European Team Chess Championship 2021

Express your interest at www.icu.ie/events/1477.

AGM Zoom Link - open from 5.45pm for 6pm start
ICU Annual Report 2021

The 2021 Annual report, the 2020 AGM Minutes and the 2021 Accounts have been made available to ICU members.

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