UCC Chess club is a relaxed club environment that helps train skills such as concentration, patience, hand eye coordination, reaction times and other skills useful for any degree program and life ventures.
We like to involve everyone in committee activities, and it is a good experience to learn how committees work with senior officers who will aid and teach necessary skills in a risk-free environment.
We attend several tournaments in a year and provide funding for the annual Mulcahy cup in Cork City, as a result we get free and discounted entries for anyone in the club. Tournaments are not mandatory, nor is prior knowledge of the sport, we welcome all who wish to attend and will help teach anyone who wishes to learn. We meet weekly in the Western Gateway Building however we do not expect that everyone will be able to attend every week and we are not strict on attendance, if you wish to play a game every now and then then feel free to attend, as UCC students the club is as much yours as it is anyone else’s. Club membership is completely free, we often host our own events within the university which are completely free to attend as well.
With respect to tournaments our members have competed in events across the country such as the Bunratty chess festival. Chess is a rewarding sport and well worth any time invested in it. We hope to see lots of new faces at any time during the year.
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