|Leinster Chess Union|
An Cumann Fichille Laighean
The Leinster Chess Union is the body responsible for promoting and organising chess in the Province of Leinster, Ireland.
Blachardstown Venue Change
09-January-2017 Please note the change of venue for Blanchardstown's LCU home league games to The Vineyard.
Leinster Chess Union's Christmas Blitz 2016 Results
24-December-2016 The annual LCU Christmas Blitz took place recently in the Ierne Sports and Social Club, home of the Elm Mount Chess Club. 58 players took part in 7 all play all sections. This represented an increase on the previous year's event when around 50 players took part. There were 16 prize winners in total with Section A being won jointly by FMs David Fitzsimons (Elm Mount) and Conor O' Donnell (Gonzaga), both on unbeaten scores of 6.5/8.
The prize winners in Section B were both junior internationals with the Section won outright by Fiachra Scallan (Rathmines) on a score of 6/7 with Elm Mount's Gavin Melaugh in the runners up position on 5/7. Section C was won jointly by Gerard Buckley (Malahide) and Alex Pachalov (Balbriggan). Junior players were also the prize winners in Section D with Alex Goss (Elm Mount) winning the section on a score of 6/7 from Sean Hunter (Rathmines (5/7).
Section E was won outright by Grzegorz Pawlowski (score of 5.5/7) with Panagiotis Papadoupolos and Conor Barrett finishing joint second on 5/7.
Section F was won by Darragh Moran (6/7) with his closest challengers being Owen Hunter and Sam Murray in joint second place on 5/7.
Nived Daniel Binu won Section G on a score of 7/9 on tie break from Cian Bergin.
Cross tables for the event can be accessed here.
Mick Germaine 2016 Results
24-December-2016 The results and report can be found here
Live League Games
08-December-2016 As mentioned in an email at the start of the season, Curragh chess club have been transmitting (with agreement of opponents) their home league matches at https://www.chessspectator.com. Last Saturday was Div 2 Curragh v Lucan and Div 3 Curragh v Inchicore. Next up on Saturday December 10th is Div 5 Curragh v Finglas.
03-November-2016 Teams should continue to use the rating list of "Aug 16" on the ICU ratings website for the leagues.
Mick Germaine Cup 2016
03-November-2016 This year's Mick Germaine Cup competition for Juniors/novices will take place on Sunday 11th December 2016 in the Ierne Sports and Social Club, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 (Home of the Elm Mount Chess Club). It will be a six round swiss event open to teams of 4 players from schools or chess clubs. Clubs and schools can enter more than one team if they wish. For further details, please click on the following link to the tournament flyer.
LCU Christmas Blitz 2016
03-November-2016 The Leinster Chess Union is pleased to announce that this year's Christmas Blitz Tournament will take place on Wednesday 14th December 2016 in the Ierne Sports and Social Club, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 (home of the Elm Mount Chess Club). Click here for further details.
September Ratings List
20-September-2016 The September ratings list is misnamed on the ICU ratings website. In the drop down menu it is Aug 16. Do not use the live rating list for the leagues.
City of Dublin 2016 Results (Updated)
12-September-2016 Here are the results of the 2016 City of Dublin. Our thanks to Herbert and Pat for running another excellent tournament. Masters, Major, Challengers, Junior.
The report can be found here and the pgn of all the masters games downloaded here.
Match Service Live
09-September-2016 The match result service is now live. Captains can now declare their teams for divisions 1 - 6. There is also a new feature (thanks to Peter Scott) to search for a player by ICU number/name/club in order to add players.
Also the September rating list has been published. This is the list to be used throughout the season.
League Fixture Changes to Divisions 2 and 5
26-August-2016 Due to Celbridge having to change venue (and home matches to Friday) the fixtures for Celbridges' home matches in divisions 2 and 5 has been revised. The Downloadable fixtures on the left menu have been updated.
League Entry Deadline
24-August-2016 Clubs entering teams into the LCU Leagues (Division 7, O'Sullivan Cup) should do so before September 1st by contacting the league's controller.
City of Dublin 2016
23-August-2016 The City of Dublin 2016 will be held in the Gresham hotel on September 9th-11th. For full details and online entry follow this link