Mick Germaine Cup 2017

The Leinster Chess Union (LCU) is pleased to announce that this year’s Mick Germaine Cup competition for teams of juniors/novices will take place on:

Sunday 10th December 2017 in the Ierne Sports and Social Club (Main Hall), Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 (home of the Elm Mount Chess Club).

Registration and Playing Timetable.
  • Registration from 10.30am to 11am.
  • Round 1 – 11 am.
  • Round 2 – 11.40 am.
  • Round 3 – 12.20 pm.
  • 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm – break.
  • Round 4 – 2.00 pm.
  • Round 5 – 2.40 pm.
  • Round 6 – 3.20 pm.
  • Prize-giving 4.00 pm.
Eligibility Requirements.

Teams should be comprised of 4 players who are under 16 years of age on 1st December 2017. Players with an ICU rating of 900 or less or who are unrated are eligible to compete in the tournament. (ICU September 2016 rating list applies).

Format of Tournament.

It will be a swiss tournament with 6 rounds of matches with a break for lunch in accordance with the above timetable. Teams from both schools and chess clubs can enter the tournament.  

The results of the tournament will be based on match points. However, as the top scoring individual players on each team also win prizes, team captains will be asked to fill in the attached scorecard during the tournament for their teams. This will facilitate the holding of the prize giving ceremony immediately on conclusion of the final round at 4pm at the latest.

Time Control and Playing Equipment.

The time control is 15 minutes per player per game and all equipment will be provided by the LCU. Players will have to use clocks but are not obliged to record their moves.

Entry Fees.

Entry fee is 20 euro per team, which can be paid on 10th December 2017 at registration.

Composition of Teams

Please complete the team sheet below for each team entered and present it to the controller at registration or email it to [email protected] if you are sure of the composition of your team in advance of the tournament. If you are unsure of the composition of your team in advance, you can submit an entry via email and name the players at registration. Please note that substitutes can be used during the tournament.

Enquiries/Entries to:

Pat Fitzsimons at [email protected], or phone at 087 4195253.

If you wish to pay the entry fee in advance of registration please make cheques payable to the “Leinster Chess Union” and post them to Pat Fitzsimons at 216 Glasnevin Avenue, Dublin 11.

Mick Germaine Cup 2017 flyer

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Heidenfeld Trophy Round 1 and 2 Results

We started the season with an away match to Balinasloe and home match against Bray.

Balinasloe v Phibsboro

In the first game of the season away to Ballinasloe (in Athlone) our Heidenfeld side narrowly won 4.5 to 3.5. Excellent wins for David, Tony, Tom and Mick, and a draw by Noel.

Thanks to our substitutes Tony, Tom, Mick and Noel for standing in at short notice.

Phibsboro v Bray

In our second outing of the season at home v Bray, we drew 4 – 4, with excellent victories, for Marc and Tony, and draws for Dave, Conor, Colm and Art.

League Table and Fixtures

Summer Blitz 2017

Please note a Summer blitz will be run in the club room on

Monday 28th August 2017.
8 round Swiss perfect.
All moves in 5 minutes to each player
Entry fee €5.
Start time 8pm. Sharp.

Members wishing to play please put your name on the notice board in the club or  email  me, thank you.

M Germaine ([email protected]). Controller.


Summer Club Nights

Summer Club times

The club shall be closed on Thursday nights and only open on Monday nights for July and August. For the week of the August Bank Holiday the club will be open on August 10th.

Enjoy the Summer!



Club Championships 2017

The club championship will be starting on Monday 8th May 2017.

All members wishing to play please put your name on the notice board in the club or send to me by e mail [email protected] not later than Thursday 4th May 2017. Or by phone.
(H) 01 8556576 (M) 085 8755443.

By order of the committee.

M Germaine Sec.


Final Round of the Leinster Leagues

LCU Final Round in ALSAA, April 23rd.

After a tough season sadly our Armstrong Cup side was relegated. Going into the last round versus Bray we needed “snookers”. A loss 5-3 was no disgrace considering how highly rated they were, wins for Ravshan and Conor, as well as draws from Art and Marc was an honourable performance.

Well done to our Heidenfeld Trophy side who rallied in the last few rounds winning and picking up points, and despite a loss in the Last round their status was preserved. So next year we should have two Heidenfeld sides.

League Table and Fixtures