Welcome to the MCU

Welcome to the Munster Chess Union website which promotes chess in Munster. These pages will provide access to information about the Munster Chess Leagues, Chess Clubs in Munster and any other information relevant to chess players and clubs in the region.

As well as MCU information we are also happy to publish announcements and reports on behalf of chess clubs in the region.

Division 1 Schedule Updates

Due to the last minute move of Limerick B to Division 1 a number of matches could not be completed in Rounds 1 and 2. The schedule has now been reorganised to account for this and the new schedule can be found here.

Division 2 Starting

The teams in Division 2 this year will be Tralee, Charleville, Dungarvan and St. Michaels.

The first two rounds of Division 2 will be played next Sunday 23rd October starting at 12:00 noon in the Charleville Park Hotel along with the Division 1 matches.

As agreed by the AGM the rate of play in Division 2 will be 75 mins per player with a 15 second increment per move. Once a player's time drops below 5 minutes they are no longer required to record their moves.

EGM Result

As announced there was a brief EGM held before the first round of Division 1. The EGM adopted the motion that Division 1 matches could be played on either Saturday or Sunday thus amending the motion agreed at the AGM. Full minutes of the meeting are available here.

Chairman Retiring

Our Chairman, Alan Salsac will be moving to Spain for work reasons and intends to retire from the Chairmanship as a result. We would like to thank Alan for the contribution he has made as Chairman over the last few years and wish him the best with his new career. The committee will be coopting a new Chairman under article 3.6 of the Constitution.

Members are invited to contact any of the committee with suggestions of suitable candidates.

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