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

Schedule Changes

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 here.

The new league rules approved by the EGM on 1st October are available here.

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 here.


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 here.


More details of the Munster Championship and Joe Browne Cup will be uploaded in the next few days.


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