20 Mar 2017
The Cork Congress 2017 takes place from the 31 March to 2 April in the luxurious Gresham Metropole Hotel, in Cork City, Ireland. Past winners include GM Gawain Jones, GM Simon Williams, GM Alex Baburin, GM Stuart Conquest and GM Dejan Bojkov. The organizers will look to add to that impressive list of winners next month and will be offering an enticing 3.000 EUR prize fund for the weekend’s work.
The Irish Junior Championships 2017 will take place in Clayton Hotel, Sligo over the weekend of the 7-9 April. The event regularly attracts over 200 juniors and will look to set a new record this year. On the back of that event, we will be hosting IM and GM norm events from 13-17 April in the Rose Hotel, Tralee, Co Kerry. The Tralee Classic will feature some of Ireland’s best players who will hope to add to their Norm haul. There will also be 2 9-round events designed for those who aren’t quite at that level yet.
The Malahide Millenium Tournament 2017 will take place over the May Bank-Holiday weekend from April 29th to May 1st. It is one of Dublin’s biggest tournaments and the venue is situated right beside Dublin Airport making it ideal for those traveling from abroad. The 6 Round FIDE rated Masters section features a very generous prize-fund and they expect over 150 entrants over the weekend.
Finally, the Irish Championships 2017 will take place from July 28th to August 6th in the West County Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare. It is the most prestigious event in the Irish calendar with over 200 entrants expected, a prize fund of over 7.000 EUR and four FIDE rated sections from which to choose.