The Cork Chess Club was formed in September 1990 by Walter Fitzgibbon, Paul McSweeney Snr, Gordon Cadden, and Joe Hayes.

The Club rooms were initially in the ‘Arcadia’ in the C.I.E Social Club. The Club moved to the Cork Bridge Club premises (36 Patricks Quay, Tel:021 4509755) in 1991, and continues to meet throughout the year on Friday nights from 8.00pm to late!