Bunratty International Chess Festival
18th - 20th February 2022

Bunratty February 2022 On-Line Event

Full results are available here

Prize Winners

First Prize €300 Sam Collins imsc
Second Prize €200 Costachi Mihnea jacky72
Free Entry to the next OTB Bunratty
Best under 2000 Ben Sheahan BenSheahan
Best under 1700 Robin Benjamin Johnson Awhiffofoldtoby
Best under 1400 John Ferguson hotamatua1

Bunratty February 2022 OTB Cancelled

It is with regret that the Bunratty International Chess Festival Committee has to announce that the Tournament scheduled for date 18th. - 20th. February 2022 has been cancelled as the Bunratty Castle Hotel is undergoing refurbishments and will not be open in time for our annual tournament.

The committee is in consultation with the hotel for a possible date later in the year and if possible this will be announced early next year.

However we will run the on-line Blitz tournament at the date 19th. February 2022, more details to follow.

We have been assured by the hotel management that our usual date:

17th. - 19th. February 2023

is already confirmed and we look forward to welcoming you back to Bunratty 2023 at the “new look” hotel facilities.

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


(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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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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