Upcoming Events
The Drogheda Chess Congress 2023
3–5 Jun 2023
FIDE & ICU rated all sections. 90+30.
June Irish Nationwide Blitz Arena
6 Jun 2023
Nationwide Blitz Arena for Irish chess players.
Connaught Open/U14/U10
10 Jun 2023
Only Connaught residents are eligible.
Galway Rapidplay 2023
17 Jun 2023
Enter from the event website. The venue will only hold 80 players, and entries will close when we reach that number. Prize fund €600 - which will be increased if there are more than 50 entries.
Latest News
Junior Selection Report - Internationals Events

The Junior Selection - International tournaments has been published here .

Place acceptance by Thursday 1st June 2023.

The Connaught Open/U14/U10

Connaught Open/U14/U10 will be held on June 10 in Merville Youth & Community Centre, Church Hill, Sligo. Details here.

Sue Maroroa Jones RIP

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

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 Championships 2023

The Irish Women's Chess Championship 2023 will take place from August 18-20 in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin. Enter here.

The Irish Championship 2023: IM Norms Possible

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

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.

Brian Thorpe RIP

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.

Brian Thorpe

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