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Welcome to Cavan Chess Congress

January 13th - 14th 2024

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Three Sections

Beginners (Unrated to 1200 Elo) / Intermediate (1200-1600 Elo) / Advanced (1600-2000 Elo)

Paud O'Reilly and Rick Lewis watching Sai Prakash winner of the second Cavan Crystal Chess Congress in 1973

Prize Fund €1800

IM Mark Quinn coaching chess

Live Games Analysis & Talk

by IM Mark Quinn

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At The Cavan Crystal Hotel

Cavan Town, Co. Cavan

Welcome to Cavan Chess Congress

Latest update for for 2024 tournament

This coming January 13th – 14th 2024 sees the second edition of the new Cavan Chess Congress which resumed in 2023 after a break of forty-three years! Our venue once again is The Cavan Crystal Hotel and the tournament welcomes Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced chess players. There will be competition and heaps of fun. 

Tournament Organisers: Adrian & Team
Tournament Controller: Gerry Graham

Prize Fund €1800

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Playing schedule:
3 rounds on Saturday, 2 on Sunday
ICU Rated

Round 1 – Saturday 10:30am 
Round 2 – Saturday 2:30pm 
Round 3 – Saturday 6:30pm 
Round 4  – Sunday 10am
Round 5 – Sunday 2pm

Time control:
75 minutes+ 15 second increment per move.

Chess Boards, Sets & Clocks provided.

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For a chance to be part of this exciting new chapter of the Cavan Chess Congress please register at:

The Congress Organizers from 1972 & 2023 at the playing hall.

As with the latest chess tournaments Cavan Chess Congress comprises of three sections:

Beginners: (Unrated to 1200 Elo)
Intermediate: (1200 – 1600 Elo)
Advanced: (1600 – 2000 Elo)

The tournament comprises of three sections and is open to experienced beginners, intermediate strength players and strong amateurs below a rating of 2000 Elo.  Each participant will play five rounds over two days, unless there is an uneven number when a bye will be given. IM Mark Quinn will be doing Commentary and Analysis on a big board at various points during the weekend. 

We have a Prize Fund of €1800.  We hope to welcome once again all you budding chess stars we saw last year at this year’s Cavan Chess Congress 2024.  To find out more about this and future events join our mailing list today

The Cavan Chess Tournament began in December 1972 soon after the formation of Cavan Chess Club…

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Our Venue: The Cavan Crystal Hotel

Nestled in the heart of the stunning lake county The Cavan Crystal Hotel is ideally situated in close proximity to many different tourist attractions. We are the closest four-star property to Cavan Town and only a short stroll away from all that the town has to offer. 

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Relax and unwind in our award-winning Zest Health & Fitness Club which includes 18 metre Swimming Pool and fully equipped Gymnasium.
Enjoy delicious food from our extensive Bar Menu or a cocktail in our Atrium Bar! 

The Cavan Crystal Hotel,
Cavan Town,
Co. Cavan

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