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 Championship and Joe Browne Cup 2016

Total Prize fund of 2,000 subject to entry.

The 2016 Munster Championship and Joe Brown Cup (Under 1500) are scheduled for the weekend of 16th - 18th September at the West County Hotel, Ennis.

Full details and entry form available here..


Munster Junior Championships 2016

The 2016 Munster Junior Championships are being run by the MJCC on the 17th - 18th September at the West County Hotel, Ennis. This is the same venue as the Munster Championship.

The Junior Championships are open to all juniors in Ireland.

Full details and entry form available here..


MCU AGM 2016 Minutes

The 2016 MCU AGM was held in the Charleville Park Hotel on Sunday 24th of July at 8:00 pm. Minutes of the AGM are now available here.


Rewriting MJCC History

On his ChessZ website, now rebranded as Munster Chess, John Alfred claims that the Munster Junior Chess Committee has always been a completely independent organisation with no connections to the MCU. To check the accuracy of these claims for yourself please follow this link.


Cork's Double Double

Cork Chess Club completed a very successful league season on Sunday 8th May when Cork A won Division 1 for the second year in a row and Cork B also won Division 2. Not sure if this is a double double or a treble but congratulations on a fine achievement are certainly in order.

A full report on Division 1 is available here. and the Division 2 report is available here.


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