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AGM 2019

The Munster Chess Union Annual General Meeting for 2019 will be held on Sunday 26th May 2019 in the Charleville Park Hotel at 06:30pm after the final round of the league is completed. If the last games to finish run beyond 6:00 pm the League Presentation and AGM will be delayed to give at least thirty minutes break.

The 2018 AGM Minutes are now available here.

The agenda and motions received for the 2019 AGM are available here.

I intend stepping down as Secretary this year as I've been in the position for five years now and I would like to concentrate on completing development of the website and league management system.

Munster League Round 8

Just to confirm that the Round 8 of the Munster League will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday 26th May. We have opted for a later start as there is only one round.

Ennis Congress 17th - 19th May

The Ennis Congress will be held at the West County Hotel, Ennis from 17th to 19th May. There will be Open and Under 1400 sections. The full details are in the flyer here.

Online entry is available via the ICU website here.

Contact for further information is John Cassidy 0872495913.

National Club Championship 2020

The National Club Championship is due to be held in Munster next year. The likely dates are late April or early May.

We would like to hear from any clubs or organisers who are interested in organising this event. Please contact the tournament controller or secretary if you are interested.

Munster League Round 8

As most of you will know Round 8 of the Munster League due to be played on Sunday 3rd March was postponed due to snow and a national weather alert.

The MCU Committee has decided that Rounds 9 and 10 should be played as scheduled on Sunday 28th April. This is mainly because the original draw was made so that Division 2 teams would get both their byes on the same day to reduce travelling. So it makes sense to keep Rounds 9 and 10 together.

Unfortunately the chess calendar is quite crowded in April and May so that Round 8 has to be postponed until Sunday 26th May. This will be followed by presentation of prizes and the AGM. The time for Round 8 has not yet been finalised as we are considering running a Munster Blitz competition after the AGM if there is sufficient interest.

Members will be given the opportunity to indicate their preference during the upcoming rounds on 28th April.

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