Tournaments

icu.ie/events - For tournaments in Ireland and abroad see the ICU Calendar.

Free entry to club events for members until the club night before each event.
After that a late entry fee of €10 applies.

Summer Rapid Open

Mon 17 Jun 2024 - Tue 25 Jun 2024 , 6 rounds (provisionally)

15 mins + 10 sec/move

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

Rapid 2 night Swiss event open to all club members, with 3 rounds each night. Enter free now or after 6 pm on Mon 17 Jun for a late fee of €10.

Prizes

Small prizes.

Summer Rapid Junior

Mon 17 Jun 2024 - Tue 25 Jun 2024 , 6 rounds (provisionally)

10 mins + 5 sec/move

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

Rapid 2 night Swiss event open to members U13 on 31 July, with 3 rounds each night. Enter free now or after 6 pm on Mon 17 Jun for a late fee of €10.

Prizes

Small prizes.

Team Handicap Event - All Teams from within the Club

Tue 28 May 2024 - Tue 11 Jun 2024 , 3 rounds (provisionally)

25 mins + 10 sec/move or similar, as agreed between players.

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

Team Piece Handicap Tournament. Captains will select teams on 21 May straight after the AGM from those who entered availability. Enter after 21 May for a late fee of €10. Players will get 1 point for showing up to play, 2 points for a loss, 3 for a draw and 5 for a win. In each game, the stronger player will have less pieces, based on the rating difference. You can calculate this using the Piece Handicap app. Captains decide on board order and write this down to give to the opposing captains on the team sheets. 4 teams. 3 rounds all-play-all.

Prizes
Overall =1st Adam Scanlon O/3
Overall =1st Mark Allidine O/3
Overall =1st Jack O’Brien O/3
Overall =1st Conor Hughes O/3
Overall =1st Lennox McMahon-Holland O/3
Overall =1st Adhisya Muthu Thirupathi O/3
Overall =1st Kyle Aoki O/3

Blitz Club Championships All sections

Tue 14 May 2024 - Tue 14 May 2024 , 5 rounds (provisionally)

3 mins + 2 sec/move

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

All-play-all sections divided by ratings. Finishing late for adults, earlier for juniors. Not rated. No late entry fee. Pairings and results on noticeboard.

Prizes
Overall 1st Owen Johnston 4/5
Overall =2nd Rory Clarke 3½/5
Overall =2nd John Loughran 3½/5
U1000 1st Yuri Gaspar 6/5
U1000 =2nd Neel Raparthi 5½/5
U1000 =2nd Ethan Gicale 5½/5
U1000 4th Jack O’Brien 4/5
U760 =1st Kyle Aoki 5/5
U760 =1st Shelton Nare 5/5
U760 =3rd Áine Loughran 1½/5
U760 =3rd Joshua Monaghan 1½/5

Fingal Open Champs incl. SCC Championships, Sections A - H

Tue 23 Jan 2024 - Wed 24 Apr 2024 , 5 rounds (provisionally)

90 mins + 30 sec/move (Sec A), Lower sections: 75 + 30, 60 + 30, 45 + 30 depending on ratings. Different time controls if both players agree to adjourn.

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

Details of 5 round FIDE, ICU annd SCC rated all-play-all tournament in 9 sections, with Coaching sessions between rounds.

Three boards Live. Also on lichess. Open to all ICU and SCC members.

Prizes
Overall =1st John Loughran 4½/5
Overall =1st Emmet O’Rourke 4½/5
Overall 3rd Lorcán McDonnell Ryan 3/5
U1300 1st Jack Herring 2½/5
U1300 =2nd Henry Williams 2/5
U1300 =2nd Paul Ryan 2/5
U1250 =1st Owen Johnston 4/5
U1250 =1st Rory Clarke 4/5
U1250 3rd Kieran Howley 2/5
U1150 =1st Sean Conor O’Neill 3/5
U1150 =1st Shane Adams 3/5
U1150 3rd Chadwick Samuel 2/5
U1000 1st Tom Jackson 4/5
U1000 =2nd Yuri Gaspar 3/5
U1000 =2nd Neel Raparthi 3/5
U900 =1st Jack O’Brien 4/5
U900 =1st Aarathya Muthu Thirupathi 4/5
U900 3rd Adhisya Muthu Thirupathi 3/5
U850 =1st Adam Gicale 3/5
U850 =1st Mati Daly 3/5
U850 3rd Charlie Leonard 2/5
U750 1st Charlie Davis 3½/5
U750 2nd Peadar Sherlock 3/5
U750 3rd Szymon Pożarowski 2½/5
U650 1st Tom Tyndall 4½/5
U650 2nd Áine Loughran 3½/5
U650 =3rd Kyle Aoki 3/5
U650 =3rd Willow Monaghan 3/5
U650 =3rd Joshua Monaghan 3/5

Turkey Open

Tue 07 Nov 2023 - Tue 19 Dec 2023 , 6 rounds (provisionally)

75 mins + 30 sec/move , or as agreed, to allow juniors to leave earlier.

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

Open to all members.

Prizes
Overall 1st John Loughran 5½/6
Overall 2nd Keith O’Brien 4/6
Overall 3rd Lorcán McDonnell Ryan 3/6
U1130 1st Krishiv Thoppe 2½/6
U1130 2nd Adam Scanlon 2/6
U1130 3rd Shane Adams 2/6

Community Games Skerries Finals U16, U13, U11

Tue 07 Nov 2023 - Tue 12 Dec 2023 , 6 rounds (provisionally)

25 mins + 10 sec/move , or as agreed, to allow younger players to leave early

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

Entry Fee €30, free for members. Open to members and non members under 16 on the 31st July next year, with an address in the Skerries area. For the competition duration players will become members of Skerries Chess Club. They must Login and Apply on the website. The tournament will be used to select players to represent Skerries on the U16, U13 and U11 teams in the Community Games Dublin Finals next spring. See Team > Junior for last year's Dublin finals. Non-Skerries residents who are members already may enter but not represent Skerries later, except as playing subs.

Prizes
U16 1st Yuri Gaspar 5/6 C.G. Gold medal
U16 2nd Eibhlín Sullivan 4½/6 C.G. Silver medal
U16 3rd Tom Jackson 4½/6 C.G. Bronze medal
U16 4th Chadwick Samuel 3½/6 SCC 4th place medal
U16 4th Markas Morkeliunas 3/6 C.G. 4th place medal
U11 1st Jack O’Brien 4/6 SCC Gold medal
U11 2nd Adam Gicale 3½/6 SCC Silver medal
U11 1st Charlie Leonard 3/6 C.G. Gold medal
U11 4th Neel Raparthi 3/6 SCC 4th place medal
U11 2nd Tom Tyndall 2½/6 C.G. Silver medal
U11 3rd Charlie Davis 1½/6 C.G. Bronze medal
U11 4th Oisín Davin-Power 1/6 C.G. 4th place medal
U13 1st Aarathya Muthu Thirupathi 3½/6 SCC Gold medal
U13 2nd Paddy Urbanski 2/6 SCC Silver medal
U13 1st Jacob Crowley 2/6 C.G. Gold medal
U13 2nd Áine Loughran 2/6 C.G. Silver medal

Autumn Open

Tue 12 Sep 2023 - Tue 24 Oct 2023 , 6 rounds (provisionally)

60 mins + 30 sec/move , or as agreed, to allow juniors or parents to leave early

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

Only members are paired (see Join).

Prizes
Overall 1st John Loughran 5½/6
Overall 2nd Mark Allidine 4½/6
Overall 3rd Lorcán McDonnell Ryan 4/6
U1200 1st Keith O’Brien 3/6
U1200 2nd Krishiv Thoppe 2½/6
U1100 1st Shane Adams 3/6
U1100 2nd Rory Clarke 3/6
U1100 3rd Tom Jackson 2/6

Autumn Seagulls

Tue 12 Sep 2023 - Tue 24 Oct 2023 , 6 rounds (provisionally)

25 mins + 10 sec/move , or as agreed, to allow juniors or parents to leave early

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

For juniors and adults under 1000 rating.

Prizes
Overall 1st Neel Raparthi 5½/6
Overall 2nd Jack O’Brien 5/6
Overall 3rd Eibhlín Sullivan 4½/6
U750 1st Aarathya Muthu Thirupathi 3½/6
U750 2nd Charlie Leonard 3½/6
U750 3rd Adhisya Muthu Thirupathi 3/6

Novelty Events, Swap Chess etc.

Tue 13 Jun 2023 - Tue 13 Jun 2023 , 1 rounds (provisionally)

25 mins + 10 sec/move or as agreed.

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

Swop chess is played in teams of two, where players can drop pieces captured by their team mate almost anywhere on the board instead of a move. Also called Bughouse.

Prizes

No prizes, just for fun.

Summer Classic

Tue 23 May 2023 - Tue 27 Jun 2023 , 5 rounds (provisionally)

60 mins + 30 sec/move for top section with different time controls for other sections. Starts at 7:25 after handicap games.

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

Rated swiss tournament. Members can enter the Classic and/or the Handicap.

Prizes
Overall 1st Owen Johnston 4½/5
Overall =2nd Cian Griffin 3½/5
Overall =2nd Nikolai Dimitrov 3½/5
U900 1st Chadwick Samuel 4/5
U900 2nd Jack Kiernan 3½/5
U900 3rd Neel Raparthi 3/5

Summer Time Handicap

Tue 23 May 2023 - Tue 27 Jun 2023 , 5 rounds (provisionally)

15 mins + 0 sec/move divided between players based on their ratings. 7.05-7.20 each night. Members can also enter Classic where games start at 7:25.

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

Unrated swiss tournament. Members can enter the Classic and/or the Handicap.

Prizes
Overall =1st Finn Harding 4/5
Overall =1st James Seaver 4/5
Overall =3rd Nikolai Dimitrov 3½/5
Overall =3rd Szymon Pożarowski 3½/5

Blitz Club Championships Minor, Under 700

Tue 09 May 2023 - Tue 09 May 2023 , 6 rounds (provisionally)

3 mins + 2 sec/move

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

U700 SCC ratings. Swiss tournament finishing around 8:30 pm. Not rated.

Prizes
U700 1st Kaiden McNamara 4½/6
U700 2nd Tom Tyndall 3½/6
U700 3rd Charlie Leonard 3/6

Blitz Club Championships Major, Under 1000

Tue 09 May 2023 - Tue 09 May 2023 , 6 rounds (provisionally)

3 mins + 2 sec/move

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

U1000 SCC ratings. Swiss tournament finishing around 8:30 pm. Not rated.

Prizes
U1000 1st Shane Adams 4½/6
U1000 2nd Adam Scanlon 4/6
U1000 3rd Tom Jackson 3½/6

Blitz Club Championships Open

Tue 09 May 2023 - Tue 09 May 2023 , 6 rounds (provisionally)

3 mins + 2 sec/move

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

Open to all members. Swiss tournament finishing late. Not rated.

Prizes
Overall 1st Grzegorz Pawlowski 5½/6
Overall 2nd Cian Griffin 4½/6
Overall 3rd John Loughran 4/6

Rapid Club Championships Open

Tue 07 Feb 2023 - Tue 02 May 2023 , 5 rounds (provisionally)

15 mins + 10 sec/move

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

Open to all members in one big section. Swiss tournament with accelerated pairings to ease in lower rated players. Those doing well face top half players after round 3.

Prizes
Overall 1st John Loughran 4½/5 SCC Gold medal
Overall =2nd Lorcán McDonnell Ryan 4/5 SCC Silver medal
Overall =2nd Krishiv Thoppe 4/5 SCC Silver medal
U1000 1st Tom Jackson 3/5 SCC Gold medal
U1000 =2nd Neel Raparthi 2/5 SCC Silver medal
U1000 =2nd Scott Staunton 2/5 SCC Silver medal
U700 1st Mary Loughran 2½/5 SCC Gold medal
U700 =2nd Jack O’Brien 2/5 SCC Silver medal
U700 =2nd Willow Monaghan 2/5 SCC Silver medal
U550 =1st Charlie Leonard 2½/5 SCC Gold medal
U550 =1st Tom Tyndall 2½/5 SCC Gold medal
U550 3rd Áine Loughran 1½/5 SCC Bronze medal

Club Championships Sections A - D

Tue 10 Jan 2023 - Tue 28 Mar 2023 , 5 rounds (provisionally)

10 mins + 120 sec/move (Sec A), 10 + 90 Sec B, 5 + 60 Sec C and D, or as agreed, to allow juniors to leave earlier.

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

Open to all members. Tournament divided into sections of 6 by SCC ratings. All-play-all with adjournments. Other events between rounds for those with no adjournments or matches.

Club Champion: John Loughran
Junior Boys Champion: Lorcán McDonnell Ryan
Junior Girls Champion: Mary Loughran

Prizes
Overall 1st John Loughran 3½/5
Overall 2nd Paschal O’Shea 1½/5
Overall 3rd Paul Ryan 1½/5
U1120 1st Lorcán McDonnell Ryan 4/5
U1120 2nd Krishiv Thoppe 3/5
U1120 3rd John Roche 2/5
U1000 1st Tom Jackson 4/5
U1000 2nd Dermot Murphy 3½/5
U1000 3rd Eibhlín Sullivan 2½/5
U800 1st James Seaver 4/5
U800 2nd Mary Loughran 3½/5
U800 3rd Scott Staunton 3/5
U675 1st Charlie Leonard 2½/5
U675 2nd Jack O’Brien 2/5
U675 3rd Áine Loughran 2/5

Turkey Open

Tue 15 Nov 2022 - Tue 13 Dec 2022 , 5 rounds (provisionally)

75 mins + 30 sec/move , or as agreed, to allow juniors to leave earlier.

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

Open to all members.

Prizes
Overall 1st Joseph Dunne 4/5 €25
Overall 2nd Paul Ryan 3½/5 €15
Overall 3rd John Loughran 3/5 €10
U1200 1st Nikolai Dimitrov 2½/5 €15
U1200 2nd Paschal O’Shea 2½/5 €10
U1100 1st Lorcán McDonnell Ryan 3/5 €10
U1100 2nd Enda Joyce 2½/5 €10
U1100 3rd Fikre Leguesse 2½/5 €10

Community Games Skerries Finals U16, U13, U11

Tue 08 Nov 2022 - Tue 13 Dec 2022 , 6 rounds (provisionally)

25 mins + 10 sec/move , or as agreed, to allow younger players to leave early

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

Entry Fee €2 (free for members), to cover the cost of Community Games Medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in each of the Under-16, U-13 and U-11 age groups. Open to members and non members under 16 on the 31st July next year, with an address in the Skerries area. For the competition players will become free members of the Skerries Chess Club. They must Login and Join on the website. One parent of each player must be Garda vetted and should bring Photo ID and Proof of Address with them on the first night or contact our Vetting Officer in advance. They need not pay membership fees or join the supervision rota. The tournament will be used to select players to represent Skerries on the U16, U13 and U11 teams in the Community Games Dublin Finals next spring. See Team > Junior for last year's Dublin finals.

Prizes
Overall 1st Jacob Fynes 5½/6 SCC Gold medal
U16 1st Scott Staunton 3½/6 C.G. Gold medal
U16 2nd Jordan McMahon 2½/6 SCC Silver medal
U13 1st Eibhlín Sullivan 4½/6 C.G. Gold medal
U13 2nd Tom Jackson 4½/6 C.G. Silver medal
U13 3rd Stanislaw Repeka 4/6 C.G. Bronze medal
U13 4th Tom Denny 4/6 C.G. 4th place medal
U11 1st Áine Loughran 3/6 C.G. Gold medal
U11 2nd Charlie Leonard 3/6 C.G. Silver medal
U11 3rd Tom Tyndall 2/6 C.G. Bronze medal
U11 4th Dara McGinty 2/6 C.G. 4th place medal

Autumn Open

Tue 13 Sep 2022 - Tue 25 Oct 2022 , 6 rounds (provisionally)

60 mins + 30 sec/move , or as agreed, to allow juniors or parents to leave early

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

Only members are paired (see Join).

Prizes
Overall 1st John Loughran 5½/6
Overall 2nd Joseph Dunne 5/6
Overall 3rd Krishiv Thoppe 3/6
U1200 =1st Andrew Conneely 3/6
U1200 =1st Paschal O’Shea 3/6
U1200 3rd Owen Johnston 2½/6
U1100 1st Enda Joyce 2/6
U1100 2nd Shane Adams 2/6

Autumn Seagulls

Tue 13 Sep 2022 - Tue 25 Oct 2022 , 6 rounds (provisionally)

25 mins + 10 sec/move , or as agreed, to allow juniors or parents to leave early

Availability - enter or change your availability.

Players - their availability.

Fixtures - Pairings, results, standings. Choose round number.

For juniors and adults under 1000 rating.

Prizes
U1000 1st Tom Jackson 5½/6
U1000 2nd Eibhlín Sullivan 4/6
U1000 3rd Tom Denny 3½/6
U750 1st Mary Loughran 2½/6
U750 2nd Jordan McMahon 2/6
U750 3rd Charlie Leonard 1½/6

Past Tournaments

More information on past tournaments on the old Tournaments page.