The Junior Selection - International tournaments has been published here .
Place acceptance by Thursday 1st June 2023.
Connaught Open/U14/U10 will be held on June 10 in Merville Youth & Community Centre, Church Hill, Sligo. Details here.
We have learned of the tragic news of Sue Maroroa Jones's passing. Our condolences to her family and friends. Sue was married to GM Gawain Jones and played many times in Bunratty, Ennis and Kilkenny. An obituary can be found on chess.com. May she rest in peace.
United Arts Centre May 2023 Rapid will take place on May 20 from 11am. This exclusive FIDE-rated rapid has spots for 40 players rated over 1600, details here.
The Irish Women's Chess Championship 2023 will take place from August 18-20 in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin. Enter here.
The 102nd Irish Championship 2023 runs from 5-13 Aug in the Talbot Hotel. IM norms will be possible with GM Baburin, defending champion IM Kanyamarala & IM Quinn confirmed. Enter here.
The Irish Championships 2023: Open Weekender runs from August 11th-13th in the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan. It is open to all ages, ratings & nationalities. Enter here.
We are late in hearing this but we have learned the sad news of Brian Thorpe's passing. Our condolences to his family and friends. Brian was a long-time ICU life member and, upon his retirement, Frank Scott & Mark Orr had penned articles for us on Brian's chess life & his 50 years in chess. May he rest in peace.