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 Christmas Blitz Championship

Following Round 7 of the Division 1 League a Munster Chess Christmas Blitz competition was held. Eleven players took part and the rate of play was 3 minutes with 2 second per move increment.

The number of rounds was reduced to six rather than seven given the relatively low numbers. The games were generally very competitive and of a high standard. Overall it was a very enjoyable event.

The overall winner on 6 out of 6 was Ioana Gelip. Second place on 5 out of 6 was Paul Walsh who gets the Munster Blitz Champion title. Clear third place went to Jacob Miller on 4 out of 6.

Division 1 Updates

Coming up to the halfway point in Division 1 Cork A and Ennis are both on 5 points from six matches played. The two leaders will meet in Round 7 which will surely be a critical match. Meanwhile Adare are a point behind and meet Sarsfield in Round 7. Full match results and the leaderboard for Division 1 are here. Detailed game by game results are found here.

The full Division 1 schedule is available here.

The story behind the rescheduling of the early rounds of the league is explained here.

Division 2 Updates

One double round (home and away) match between Charleville and Dungarvan has taken place so far. Due to the impact of Ennis B withdrawing from Division 1 and then the withdrawal of St. Michaels the remaining matches will be rescheduled after Christmas.

It is hoped that it will be possible to have another team to balance the numbers after Christmas.

The match results and leaderboard are avalable here. The game details are here.

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