The club will remain closed until it is safe to return to over-the-board play. This is not likely to be for some time.
Meanwhile, there are many online sites for chess play: chess.com, chess24 etc. The ICU are running daily tournaments on lichess, see icu website and https://www.icu.ie/articles/888.
Due to Covid 19 the club will remain closed until further notice. All league matches are also postponed. Hopefully this will be come under control before too long and we can again enjoy our chess together. Meanwhile, there are more important considerations. Take care of yourself and especially those who are vulnerable.
Due to the Covid19 emergency the rapid scheduled for this evening has been cancelled.
We will be holding a rapid in the club next Thursday, 12th. Time control 10mins + 5secs which amounts to about 30mins in total per game. First round at 8pm so we should have 5 or 6 rounds.
We have a week free from league matches this week so on Thursday we are running a club blitz.
First round at 7.45pm. Time control of 10min + 5 secs so we should be able to have 5 or 6 rounds.
Make it if you can – the more the merrier!
Happy New Year to all our members. Wishing you all an enjoyable chess year. The club will be open from next Monday Jan 6th and thereafter on each Monday and Thursday.
One of the highlights of the club calendar, the Christmas Blitz, will take place on Thursday 19th with first round at 8pm. With lots of prizes we hope that as many members as possible can make it and bring their Christmas spirit.
For those interested in ‘that sort of thing’ we will afterwards be adjourning to a local hostelry for a seasonal drink.