49th Mulcahy Memorial Chess Congress

Friday January 6 – Sunday January 8, 2017

Mulcahy Memorial tournament latest news.

The next Mulcahy Memorial looks set to be one of the strongest in the recent history of the event. IM Alex Lopez and FM Colm Daly have confirmed that they will play in the tournament and some other very strong players have also expressed an interest in coming to Cork.

The tournament takes place in the Metropole Hotel from Friday 6th January to Sunday 8th January 2017. Alex, who has won the Mulcahy trophy on no fewer than 10 occasions (8 solo wins and 2 as joint-winner) will be looking to add to his overall wins while Colm will be going for three-in-a-row.  The venue is limited in size so early entry is advised to avoid disappointment.

You can enter on-line at and more details of the tournament can be found on the flyer available here and here.

€1500 Prize-money

Entry Fees
Mulcahy Open €35
Student/unwaged/OAP €30
Entry on the day (if allowed) €55

Online Payment

A late entry fee of €10 applies if entry fee received after 27th December 2016.
Please make cheques/postal orders payable to “Mulcahy Chess Tournament”

All entrants resident in Ireland must be members of the Irish Chess Union;
To become a member see Irish Chess Union

Venue: Gresham Metropole Hotel, McCurtain
Street, Cork. For special rates contact the hotel here and mention the ‘Mulcahy Chess Tournament’ when booking.
Bed and Breakfasts
Handlebars B&B
Adara House
Hostel accommodation:
Bru Hostel
Sheilas Hostel

Mulcahy Memorial Congress: This is a one section tournament open to all players.
Rate of play: All moves in 90 minutes plus 15 seconds per move increments from move 1
All games will be played using digital clocks

An increase of €10 applies if entry fee received after 27th December 2016.

1st / €700; 2nd €300; 3rd €150; grading prizes €100 each; David and Goliath prize €50
Prize-money may increase or decrease depending on entries. No player may win more than one cash prize.
Playing Schedule
Friday 19.15
Round 1
Friday 19.30
Round 2
Saturday 09.30
Round 3
Saturday 14.00
Round 4
Saturday 18.30
Round 5
Sunday 09.30
Round 6
Sunday 14.00
Prize giving
Sunday 18.00

FIDE rules will apply and will be available at
the tournament
We hope to be able to provide sets and clocks
but would appreciate if you would bring a set
and clock in case of a surge in late entries.

Acceptance of entries is entirely at the discretion of the organising committee

Entries to Pat Twomey, 32 Robinscourt, Togher, Cork.
Email enquiries to