Rules for players and teams participating in the LCU Leagues
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The Leinster Chess Union is the body responsible for promoting and organising chess in the Province of Leinster, Ireland.
LCU Grand Prix
30-Jan-2019 North Kildare Chess Club are delighted to host the first Leinster Chess Union Grand Prix Tournament of 2019, in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, on Sunday 3rd February 2019.
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.
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).
The Grand Prix is designed to encourage children to play regularly and enables children to gain experience playing in a competitive atmosphere, which will help them should they decide to go on and play in regional or national competitions like the Leinster Chess Leagues or the Irish Junior Chess Championships.
Venues for the Grand Prix will be across Leinster and hosted by a different Leinster Junior Chess Clubs each month.
The next competition hosted by North Kildare Junior Chess Club will take place in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth.
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. To Enter please go to or Blanchardstown Chess Club Website. Entries on the day will be accepted up to 1.45 subject to space.
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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.