|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.
07-Apr-2013 This year's edition of the Lost Knights will begin in May and will be a 9 round FIDE rated competition. Matches will be played in club venues in Dublin (venues to be confirmed). It is hoped to have at least 2 groups of 10 players. Any players interested should contact the Tournament Director, Rory Delaney (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details. Closing date for entries is Friday 12th April.
LCU Cup Competitions
07-Apr-2013 The Leinster Chess Union Cup Competitions (Branagan Cup, Killane Shield and William Brennan Trophy) are commencing shortly. Full details and information on how to enter are available by clicking on the following link. LCU Cup Entry Forms
Malahide Millenium Tournament & Leinster Championships
23-Mar-2013 The Malahide Millenium Tournament incorporating the Leinster Championships 2013 are being held from Saturday 4th May to Monday 6th May 2013. The venue is the Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel, Northern Cross, Malahide Road, Dublin 17. There will be three sections, Senior (1800+), Intermediate (1400-1799) and Junior (under 1400). Full details and information on how to enter are available by clicking on the following link. Malahide Millenium
e2e4 Dublin Easter International
23-Mar-2013 The e2e4 Dublin Easter Tournaments will take place from 28th March to 1st April 2013. The venue is the Green Isle Hotel, Newlands Cross, Naas Road, Dublin 22. There will be three sections - Masters, Challengers (Under 2000) and Major (Under 1750). The Masters will be a nine round swiss and commences on Thursday 28th. The Challengers and Major are both seven round swiss events and commence on Friday 29th. Full details and information on how to enter are available by clicking on the following link. 2013 Dublin International
Final Round of the Leagues
09-Mar-2013 The final round of the leagues will be held on Sunday 24th March 2013. The venue is the Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1. Divisions 2, and 4 (Heidenfeld and O'Hanlon) will be played in the morning. Divisions 1, 3 and 5 (Armstrong, Ennis and BEA) will be played in the afternoon. The morning session will commence at 10am and the afternoon session will commence at 3pm. Teams must bring their own boards sets and clocks. Prizes will be presented at the completion of each session.
02-Jan-2013 Clubs are reminded that all players playing in the LCU leagues must be paid up members of the Irish Chess Union. Teams utilising players who are not current members of the ICU will not have any points awarded for matches where an unregistered player was declared. Click here for the list of ICU Subscribed Members.
Promotion to Division 4
02-Jan-2013 After automatic promotion and relagation at the end of the season, the number of teams in division four will be reduced to ten. To fill the two vacancies the committee have decided that there will be a play-off between the teams finishing third and fourth in division five and the winners of Group A and Group B from division six. The format of the play-off's will be decided at a later stage.
Curragh Chess Club have moved...
01-Jan-2013 The Curragh Chess Club have moved to new premises. From 1st January the club will be located at Teach Dara, Academy Street, Kildare Town (Exit 13 from M7). All club matches will be held here including Thursday night and Saturday Leinster League matches. The premises is fully wheelchair accessible with tea / coffee available. Access is from Exit 13 off the M7 same as Kildare Village Retail Outlet. Turn right at Tescos towards Town Centre (Monasterevin Road) and take next right approximately 200 metres from Tescos onto Academy St / Grey Abbey Rd. Teach Dara is 200 metres down this road on the left in the former De La Salle Brothers house.
LCU Christmas Blitz
24-Nov-2012 The annual LCU Christmas Blitz will take place on Wednesday 19th December 2012 in the Ierne Sports & Social Club (home of Elm Mount Chess Club), Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Registration will be between 7.45 and 8.00 pm, with play commenceing at 8.15 pm sharp. Entry fee 5 Euro. This is always a great fun night, so come along and get the Christmas season off to a flying start. There will be loads of prizes and finger food (included in cost of entry) will be served during the evening.
Fischer Time Control
21-Nov-2012 The motion passed at the 2011 AGM to permit the use of the Fischer time control for divisions one and two allowed for two time controls. The two time controls were one hour thirty minutes with a thirty second increment from move one and one hour fifty minutes with a ten second increment from move one. When the league rules were updated the second Fischer option was ommitted. This notice is to advise players that it is within the rules to play either Fischer time control.
21-Sep-2012 The updated rules for the LCU Leagues have been published. Team captains and players are urged to familiarise themselves with the new rules. The majority of disputes that have arisen over the last number of seasons could have been avoided if the players involved had read the rules. The League Rules can be downloaded by clicking on the 'League Rules' link on the left panel. The following are the main amendments.
In case of a dispute the home team are responsible for making available a copy of the current LCU league rules and a copy of the current FIDE rules
The old rule 11.6 (loss of game due to illegal move) has been deleted. This new rule clarifies the procedure to follow when a player makes an illegal move.
The rules have been amended to allow the Fischer mode time control to be used for games played in divisions one and two. The time control for games in division six has been reduced to one hour per player for all moves.
Recording of moves. This rule has been amended due to the introduction of the Fischer time control.
07-Sep-2012 Fixtures for Division 2 (Heidenfeld) and Division 3 (Ennis) have been amended. Kilkenny have withdrawn from the Ennis. St Benildus will play in the Heidenfeld next season having replaced Bray /Greystones who have dropped down a division to play in the Ennis. There are no changes to any of the fixture dates. The complete amended fixture list can be downloaded by clicking on the 'LCU Fixtures 2012 - 2013' link on the left panel.
City of Dublin Championships
04-Sep-2012 The City of Dublin Championships are being held from Friday 7th September to Sunday 9th September in the Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. A prize fund of €3,500 will be on offer, subject to entry. There will be four sections, Masters, Majors, Challengers and Juniors. Click here for full details and entry form.
13-Aug-2012 Next seasons fixtures for divisions one to five have been published and may be viewed by following the divisional links on the left. They are also available in Excel format, click on the 'LCU Fixtures 2012 - 2013' link on the left to download.