Bunratty International Chess Festival
23rd - 25th February 2018



Latest News

Nigel Short GM retains his "Bunratty Masters" title in style

Becoming the first player to score 6/6

He also joins the elite pair of Michael Adams GM & Peter Svidler GM in retaining the title

Click here to view the full list of prize winners

Click here to see the Tournament Report

Click here to download all the Masters games



Bunratty 2018

Remember that we will be celebrating our 25th. birthday next year



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.....

  • Feb 22nd - 24th 2019

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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