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.


Munster Leagues 2018 / 2019

Division 1

As agreed at the 2017 AGM Division 1 will consist of six teams this year playing in the usual all play all double round format.

The six Division 1 teams are Sarsfield, CCYMS, Cork A, Ennis A, Charleville and Limerick A.


Division 2

Based on last years's results the Division 2 teams this year will be Cork B, Tralee, Limerick B, Dungarvan and Ennis B.


League Schedule

Rounds 1 and 2 of the Munster League for both divisions will be played on Sunday 4th November in the Charleville Park Hotel starting at 12:00.

The following rounds will be played on Saturday 24th November atarting at 12:00. Subsequent rounds will be played after Christmas.

All team captains are requested to confirm their participation with the league controller by 25th October.


League Fees

Ths year's league fees will be €175 for Division 1 and €75 for Division 2 if paid on or before 24th November 2018 as agreed at the AGM.

For any teams not paid by then the fees will be increased by €25 per match date as agreed at the AGM.


2018 League Playoffs

It was agreed last year that Division 1 of the Munster League would be reduced from 8 to 6 teams for the 2028/2019 Season. To determine the final promotion / relegation it was agreed that the teams involved would conduct a playoff to determine which team would fill the final place in Division 1.

The teams involved were Limerick A, Cork B and Tralee. The playoff natches were scheduled for Sunday 16th September for Cork B v Tralee and Limerick A v Cork B with the final match Tralee v Limerick A played on Sunday 23rd September.

The overall result was that Limerick A got the sixth place in Division 1. The match results can be found here

and detailed game by game results are available here.

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