Bunratty International Chess Festival
20th February 2021

Bunratty 2021 On-Line Blitz Event!

David Howell GM win Bunratty 2021 On-Line Title

on an impressive score of 8/9

Click here for Final Standings

A full list of prize winners will be listed here when they are allocated.

Bunratty 2021 On-Line Event!

Bunratty International Chess Festival in association with the Irish Chess Union will host a special FREE online event through chess.com

The event will take place on Saturday 20th February 2021 at 5.00 pm as a closed Blitz online tournament known as The 2021 Bunratty Blitz Tournament

The event has a Prize Fund of up to $2,500, dependant on entry, including a guaranteed 1st prize of $600….

Bunratty 2021 Cancelled!

It is with regret that the Bunratty International Chess Festival organising committee announce the cancellation of “Bunratty 2021”.

The committee after consulting with the Bunratty Castle Hotel agreed that in the current climate it would not be possible to stage the tournament in February 2021.

That’s the bad news and now for the good news, please mark 18th - 20th February 2022 in your diary for “Bunratty 2022” where we are looking forward to seeing you all again.

For your diary:

18th - 20th February 2022

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.

British Liver Trust

"Bunratty 2020" welcomes some players who are supporting the British Liver Trust

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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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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