Rules for players and teams participating in the LCU Leagues
An Cumann Fichille Laighean
The Leinster Chess Union is the body responsible for promoting and organising chess in the Province of Leinster, Ireland.
Junior Grand Prix Tournament Series Final
15-May-2018 The grand prix Final takes place on Sunday 20th of May. Full details can be found here.
Malahide Tournament
15-May-2018 The standings from the Malahide tournament which incorporated the Leinster championship can be found at
Final Round Team Declarations
19-Apr-2018 Team captains for Divisions 1 to 4 can submit their teams for the final round via the online match service.

Simply login as you do to update a scorecard, then click on the division (under team declarations) and your team.

Please do so by Wednesday 25th of April, and please inform the league controller of the results of any games that have been played in advance.
Denis Kelleher RIP
30-Mar-2018 It is with great sadness that Portmarnock chess club have informed the LCU committee of the passing of Denis Kelleher.

Denis was a founding member of the club and very active in the leagues. There are many players from many clubs who have played him over the years. The LCU committee we would like to express our condolences to Denis' family and friends.

Arrangements can be found here.
Last Round of Leagues
26-Mar-2018 The last round will take place in the ALSAA on Sunday 29th of April.

The venue is the ALSAA Sports Club, Swords Road, Dublin Airport. Divisions 2 and 4 (Heidenfeld, O'Hanlon) will be played in the morning. Divisions 1 and 3 (Armstrong, Ennis) will be played in the afternoon. The morning session will commence at 10am and the afternoon session will commence at 3pm. Prize giving will take place after each session, and all teams must bring their own boards, sets and clocks.

The BEA and Bodley will finish as a normal league match in the venue of the home club. The top two teams in the division north/south groups shall play in a four group playoff on the final day of the leagues. The result from the team played will carry over, so each team will have two matches (one in the morning and one in the evening).

These groups will decide 1st and 2nd places (and the promotion places) for the BEA and Bodley.

All team captains must declare their teams by April 22nd.
Grand Prix 5
26-Mar-2018 The Next Grand Prix is scheduled for Armenian Chess Club, Taney Parish Hall, Dundrum on April 15th.

The Final will be held in Blanchardstown Chess Club on May 20th.

For the Grand prix 4 report see here.
Malahide Millennium Tournament 2018
15-Mar-2018 Details can be found here.
Grand Prix 4
07-Mar-2018 The fourth competition, hosted by Manorhamilton Junior Chess Club will take place in the Clayton Hotel, Sligo, on March 18th. For all info follow this link.
O Sullivan Cup
13-Feb-2018 LCU Junior Club league is open for entries.

Teams will consist of 4 players rated below 1500 and under 15 years old. The Round Robin league will be played in home clubs venue by arrangement with the away team. Time control is 1 hour per player.

Hopefully these arrangements can be flexible. Once the number of interested teams is clear the timetable for games will be published. It is expected that there will be about 8 matches between March and December.

Entry fee 25 euro per team. Entries by email to O'Sullivan Cup controller, Alex Goss at email
LCU Grand Prix 3
26-Jan-2018 The third competition hosted by North Kildare Junior Chess Club will take place in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth on Feb 11th.

Registration 1.30pm - 2.00pm
Rounds (1-3) 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Break 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Rounds (4-6) 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Prize giving 5:15pm - 5.30pm
Entry Fee €10 Family Discount (3 or more siblings) €20

Each player will have 15 minutes for each game.
All Equipment will be provided.
Please email to enter and the entry fee can be paid online using this link: entries

Entries on the day will be accepted unto 1.45 subject to space.


The Leinster Junior Chess Grand Prix is a series of monthly chess tournaments which offers children the opportunity to play chess in a competitive and relaxed atmosphere. The first Grand Prix took place in October and is scheduled to run until May. Players are rewarded not only for winning, but more importantly for participating! The competition is aimed at those 14 and under and will offer prizes according to age (U15, U12, U10 & U8).
Mick Germaine Cup 2017
19-Oct-2017 The Mick Germaine Cup competition for teams of 4 junior players takes place on Sunday 10th December in the Ierne Sports and Social Club (Main Hall), the home of the Elm Mount Chess Club on Sunday 10th December 2017. Please click here for more details.
Blanchardstown Match Venue
05-Oct-2017 Blanchardstown match venue has changed to Coolmine Community School, Clonsilla, Dublin 15.
Match Service
19-Sep-2017 The Match service is now online. Team captains should declare their teams before submitting results. Clubs have the login info team captains need for the match service. The following is a guide on how to declare players. Player Declaration Guide   Any problems, email the leagues controller.
League Fixtures
08-Sep-2017 The league fixtures for the 2017 / 2018 season have been published. Follow the division links on the left to view.
FIDE Player Registration
15-Aug-2017 Please note that it is the responsibility of each player to ensure that if playing in a FIDE rated league, that they are correctly registered with FIDE under a federation..
City of Dublin 2017
06-Aug-2017 The city of Dublin takes place over the weekend of the 8th, 9th and 10th of September. For more information and online entry visit here.
Apart from this website, the LCU is not responsible for any other internet media relating to chess in Leinster.
Click on Contacts to get contact details for members of the LCU Executive and the League Controllers.
Click on the link below to find out whats happening on the Leinster Junior chess scene.
There are 31 clubs affiliated to the Leinster Chess Union. Here you will find addresses, meeting times etc. and a Google map showing each club's location.
Results of each player who has played in the leagues since 2003. ICU rated players have a chart of their rating since 2000.