The National Club Championships are on the weekend of 12-13 February in the Green Isle Hotel – the same venue as last year. There’s more info on the ICU website. We’ll definitely enter one team anyway, plus additional teams if there’s enough interest. Each team is 6 boards with max 2 subs. The average rating of the top 6 boards must be 1600+, but there’s no restriction on the strength of the subs.
It’s a leisurely 2 rounds each day and you don’t even have to play every game if your team has subs. The opposition is generally very strong in the NCC. The club will cover the entry fee. The deadline for entering teams is 4-February.
Can you let me know if you’re interested?
Regards, Michael Kennedy
President, Rathmines Chess Club