Bunratty International Chess Festival
17th - 19th February 2017

Latest News

Will Nigel Short GM be returning in 2017 to defend his Bunratty Masters Title?

Click here for full list of prize winners(2016)

Click here for all the games in the Masters(2016)

On-Line Entry

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To enter on-line and avail of the "on-line discount"

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On-line entry to Bunratty is now open

All entries are subject to our Terms & Conditions

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

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

For your diary.....

  • Feb 23rd - 25th 2018
  • Feb 22nd - 24th 2019

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.

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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