Bunratty International Chess Festival
23rd - 25th February 2018

All previous winners of the Bunratty Masters have been invited to join us for our 25th. Birthday

See who can make it!

Bunratty Winners

Playing in Bunratty 2018 ✔

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  • 2017 Nigel Short GM ✔

  • 2016 Nigel Short GM ✔

  • 2015 Wesley So GM ✘

  • 2014 Gawain Jones GM ✔

  • 2013 Michael Adams GM ✘

  • 2012 Michael Adams GM ✘

  • 2011 Gawain Jones GM ✔

  • 2010 Alexander Baburin GM ✔

  • 2009 Peter Svidler GM ?

  • 2008 Peter Svidler GM ?

  • 2007 Joel Benjamin GM ✘

  • 2006 Simon Williams GM ✔

  • 2005 Brian Kelly IM ?

  • 2004 Lorin D'Costa FM ✘

  • 2003 John Nunn GM ✘

  • 2002 Brian Kelly IM ?

  • 2001 Mark Hebden GM ✔

  • 2000 Bogdan Lalic GM ✘

  • 1999 Sergey Tiviakov GM ✔

  • 1998 Luke McShane IM ✔

  • 1997 Jonathan Speelman GM ✔

  • 1996 Danny King GM ✘

  • 1995 Alexander Baburin IM ✔

  • 1994 Colm Daly ✔




Bunratty is run in 4 Sections
  • Masters over 2000
  • Challengers 1600 to 1999
  • Major 1200 to 1599
  • Minor under 1200

ELO/ECF 2000=175, 1600=125 & 1200=75


Click here for Playing Info including the rating bands for each section

For your diary.....


The Bunratty Chess Festival is once again generously sponsored by

http://www.blackthornetransport.co.uk/

(Based at London's Heathrow Airport)


The Bunratty Castle Hotel http://www.bunrattycastlehotel.com/ continues to support the Festival at their luxurious Hotel & Spa.


GPS Coordinates

52.696846, -8.814647

52°41'48.6"N 8°48'52.7"W


When travelling on the M7 from Dublin continue until the M7 becomes the N18

Follow the N18(signposted Galway) for approx 15Km then take the exit(6) for Bunratty

If coming from Cork or Kerry then as you approach Limerick follow the N18(Galway) signs


e-mail address for general information: info@bunrattychess.com


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"Bunratty Chess Festival" "T" shirt

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On this site you will find all the information for "Bunratty", Entry Form, Playing Schedule, Accommodation etc.

The Bunratty International Chess Festival is run in four sections from Grandmasters in the "Masters" section to beginners in the "Minor" section so there is a welcome to players of all abilities.



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