Bunratty International Chess Festival
22nd - 24th February 2019

Luke McShane & Mark Hebden share top spot in Bunratty 2019 but the trophy and title of "Bunratty Master" goes to Luke after a "Blitz" play-off

See Report Bunratty 2019

Select Games/Results above to see the latest Draw/Standings.

A couple of extra prizes courtesy of the ICU

Top non-titled IRL player in the masters gets free entry to the training course with Jacob Aagaard - March 8-10.

Outright winner of the Major and Challenger get free entry to Easter Tournament




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


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


Buy a

"Bunratty Chess Festival" "T" shirt

from this site!


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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