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 League Starting
As Adare are playing in the European Club Championship their Round 1 and Round 2
matches will be rearranged to be played by 26th November. The adjusted schedule will
be available shortly.
Division 1 Starts 14th October
The Division 1 Team Captains have been notified that the first two rounds of Division 1 will
be played on 14th October. The schedule for the first half of the season can be found
The new league rules approved by the EGM on 1st October are available
Please note that if the league fees are paid on or before the first match day they will
be discounted as explained in the rules. The fees will increase by €25 for each match day
which passes before payment.
Division 2 Starts 26th November
Clubs and Team Captains are requested to update the League Controller on their participation
by the end of October.
Munster Championship 2017 Results
The winner of the Munster Championship 2017 was Rory Quinn of Ennis. Given that Rory
has been the Kingmaker in the 2015 and 2016 Championships (with wins against Philip Short
both years) it seems fair that he should be the winner this year.
Rory Quinn is congratulated by Ray O'Brien on his win.
Paul Kiely and Nick Larter came joint second and Gerry Casey won the grading prize.
The full draw and results for the Munster Championship are available
Joe Browne Cup 2017 Results
The winner of the Joe Browne Cup 2017 was Paddy Quinlan of Waterford. Pictured below
receiving his cheque and plaque from Ray O'Brien. Unfortunately the cup itself was still
in the jewellers being engraved.
Aidan O'Sullivan, Martin Kelly and Jana Solomatina shared joint second to fourth places.
Grading prizes went to Cody Coughlan and Hari Prasad.
The draw and results for the Joe Browne Cup are available
More details of the Munster Championship and Joe Browne Cup will be uploaded in the next