Mulcahy Memorial

You can still avail of the cheaper rate online using any credit card or paypal here for the Mulcahy which starts on Friday the 2nd of Janurary and runs till the 4th more info here. The entries to date can be seen here.

blitzThree way tie for first in the blitz

Alex Byrne, Len Hackett and Steve Short seen here with Joe Browne are this years winners of the blitz, “why no play-off you say!” but after ten rounds everyone was burnt out and the organiser was thirsty, so it was left at that, here’s a short report with crosstable.

Christmas Blitz this Friday the 19th

Fun blitz tournament with prizes, hope to see you all there. Pat Twomey will be taking entries for the Mulcahy on the night.

Munster Leagues

We have added a page on the Munster leagues, see here.

Club championship third round draw changed

Some of the lower boards have changed, the draw for the third round is here games to be played no later than 23rd of January. If you cannot make the 23rd you must contact your opponent beforehand and arrange an earlier date. We have a contact list online now, if you need the password or you number isn’t on it please contact us.

Club championship second round draw

We had a number of forfeits due to Halloween night but the second round is now  here. Last years joint winner Paul Walsh has pulled out as Friday just doesn’t suit. Games to be played no later than 5th of December. If you cannot make the 5th you must contact your opponent beforehand and arrange an earlier date.

Club championship first round draw available.

The draw for the first round is available here.
You must play your games on the 31st of October unless you make a previous arrangement with your opponent.

Membership and Club Championship

We will be taking membership fees (Adult €45, Child/Student/Unemployed €30) and entry to club championship next Friday the 12th of Sept

AGM on the 5th of Sept

The annual general meeting of the club will be held on the 5th of Sept starting at 8.30pm sharp.

Chess in schools course on 26th of August

We will be running a course on the 26th of August to teach chess in schools with John Foley from the English chess in schools program this will run from 10.30 to 4.30 in the chess club, you do not need to be a strong chess player for this, it is to teach beginners.  If you have any interest in this please contact Steve Short at 087 6540113 or email: corkchess@gmail.com

Kieran Moynihan wins summer rapid play

IMG_20140622_173144551_HDRKieran Moynihan receiving first prize from Pat Twomey.  Full results and some pics are available here.

Club Closed

Cork chess club is closed for the summer it will reopen on the 5th of Sept.

Hend de Jonge wins blitz

Henk was unbeaten to win the summer blitz tournament with 8/8 and Keegan O’Mahony was second.

Blitz on the 30th to finish up

Cork Chess Club will close for the summer months, with the 30th of May being the last night, we will finish with a free night blitz tournament before the prize giving, hope you all can make it.  For any or our younger members starting exams soon, we would like to wish you the best of luck. The club will reopen on the 5th of Sept, but we hope to organise a few events during the summer. Watch this space.

Paul Walsh and Stephen Short joint first

The final round of the club championship went to the wire, with Steve Short winning a rook and bishop ending against Paul Walsh, so they share first place and Hugh Doyle winning against Henk de Jonge to come third on his own.  Full results soon.

Final round of club championship

Draw for the final round of Club Championship is  here.
Matches are to be played no later than Friday 16th of May.

Contact organisers only if you can’t make the last date. No show plus no contact = default.

Gawain Jones wins Cork Congress

Michael Bradley gives Gawain the microphone.

Michael Bradley gives Gawain the microphone.



Gawain wins Cork for the second time after taking the title in 2006, a report with pics and games is here.


Full results.