LCU Cups 2016 – Closing Date 5th

Vinayak Unnithan

Anybody interested in playing on the Blanchardstown teams in the LCU cups ( over the weekend of June 11/12 in ALSAA) please let us know ASAP as the closing date is this weekend.

The Branagan Cup is only eligible to those you played on Luke’s team last year as players must have played in division 1 or 2 previously. So please let Luke know if you’re interested ASAP.
Anybody from the other 3 teams or the youth squad who’s interested in playing please email us by Friday so we can select teams. If we’ve enough interest we’ll enter both a youth team and an adult team. We need to include a team list with the entry.

Teams in each cup will play a swiss format (2 rounds Saturday and 2 rounds Sunday), with rounds starting at 10am and 3pm (prize giving after round 4 on Sunday). Matches will be played over six boards in all competitions. The Branagan Cup will be FIDE rated.
The Branagan Cup is for players who have played in either division one or division two. The Killane Shield is open to players who have played in divisions 3 – 7. The William Brennan Cup is for players rated under 1500. Ratings will be based on the ICU live ratings after the LCU Leagues for 2015 – 2016 have been rated. The closing date for entries is Sunday June 5th.
Time control will be Fischer (90+30sec) in the Branagan and 1 hour 45 mins in the Killane and William Brennan.


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