Mick Germaine Cup 2016.

The Mick Germaine Cup 2016 for Junior novice players is happening on Sunday 11th of December. Blanchardstown hopes to send at least 2 teams of our junior members. This is a fun tournament and a good introduction to competitive chess. Anybody interested in playing please email us.


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 11th December 2016 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 2016. 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.

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 11th December 2016 at registration.


  1. Hi there,
    Euan Bell is interested in competing in this tournament. The email link doesn’t work – can you confirm receipt of this message please? Thanks!

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