Mick Germaine competition – Sunday January 14th

The following flyer was published on Irish Chess Union website, givng details of the Mick Germaine Cup. This is a nice event, suited for all our kids. Our Club will try and finalise our teams this week. Please note that we will have as many teams (of four) as are needed to allow everyone interested to play. In many years we enter 5 teams! So, if your child is interested, simply give your name to John/Mariada at the club on Saturday 13th. We will ask for one parent to manage each team of four.


Mick Germaine Cup 2024.

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

Sunday 14th January 2024 in the Artane Beaumont Family Recreation Centre, (Main Hall) Kilmore Road, Artane, Dublin 5 (new 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 January 2024. Players with an ICU rating of 900 or less or who are unrated are eligible to compete in the tournament. (ICU September 2023 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 25 euro per team, which can be paid on 14th January 2024 at registration or in advance via the ICU’s website www.icu.ie.

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 mastergame100@hotmail.com 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, you can submit an entry via email and name the players at registration. Please note that substitutes can be used during the tournament.

Enquiries to:

Pat Fitzsimons at mastergame100@hotmail.com, or phone at 087 4195253.

Teamsheet. (to be completed for each team entered).

Board No.
Players Name
Date of BirthICU CodeRating




Mick Germaine Cup – Individual Players Results Sheet for Completion by Team Captains

Team Name
Results (Scoring System for individual games – 1 point for a win, ½ point for a draw, “0” points for a loss)

Players Name
Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Total Score

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