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.
Division 1 Schedule Updates
Due to the last minute move of Limerick B to Division 1 a number of matches could not be
completed in Rounds 1 and 2. The schedule has now been reorganised to account for this and the
new schedule can be found here.
Division 2 Starting
The teams in Division 2 this year will be Tralee, Charleville, Dungarvan and St. Michaels.
The first two rounds of Division 2 will be played next Sunday 23rd October starting at 12:00 noon
in the Charleville Park Hotel along with the Division 1 matches.
As agreed by the AGM the rate of play in Division 2 will be 75 mins per player with a 15 second increment
per move. Once a player's time drops below 5 minutes they are no longer required to record their moves.
As announced there was a brief EGM held before the first round of Division 1. The EGM adopted the motion
that Division 1 matches could be played on either Saturday or Sunday thus amending the motion agreed at the AGM.
Full minutes of the meeting are available here.
Our Chairman, Alan Salsac will be moving to Spain for work reasons and intends to retire from the
Chairmanship as a result. We would like to thank Alan for the contribution he has made as Chairman over
the last few years and wish him the best with his new career. The committee will be coopting a new Chairman
under article 3.6 of the Constitution.
Members are invited to contact any of the committee with suggestions of suitable candidates.