Practice games – Tuesday 16th June

Scoil Fhursa Simul @ 1.30pm

GMA @ 5.30pm

St. Pats @ 6.30pm

Bushy Pk. @ 7.30pm

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Online schools team chess championships:

Go to http://movesforlife.ie/ for links to these events !

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Online Chess Events – Spring 2020

If you are new to this  .. this video explains how!

For Parents see the above video.. it’s easy to join, go to the sign-in area at www.lichess.org , choose your user name and p/w. Then click on REGISTER.   Child safety:  go to https://lichess.org/account/kid and enable “kid mode” .

Go to http://movesforlife.ie/ for links to these events !

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Galway Finals – The Results 2020

In the mixed NS Galway finals the winners were Bushy Park who came from 1.5pts behind in the last round to pass last years winners St. Pats, in third place was a young and improving Gael scoil Mhic Amhlaigh team.

The NS Girls finals was won by Clairnbridge , with Scoil Ide in 2nd place, Clairnbridge showed their strength in depth by coming in 3rd place too !

Secondary Schoools – the champions are St. Jarleth’s of Tuam. 2nd was last year winners The Bish from Galway, 3rd were Glenamaddy Secondary school & 3rd Calascantius Ortanmore.

In the challenger section – 1st Calascantius , 2nd Glenamaddy , 3rd The junior Bish team.

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Schools chess finals 2020 – entry lists

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Galway N.S. Chess Finals 2020:

Entries are open for this year’s National Schools finals for mixed teams of 8 players and a separate event for girl’s teams of 4 players.

Entries to brendan@chessossity.com numbers are limited and will be allocated on a first come first registered basis.

Galway N.S. Chess
Championships:  
Girls N.S. Chess
Championships:
Teams of 8 playes.
 
Aridlaun Hotel,
Taylors hill, Galway.
   
Tuesday 10
th of March.
10.00 am to 3.00 pm
 
€40 per team.
 
Teams of 4 players.
 
Venue: The Bridge Centre,
St. Mary’s Road, Galway.
 
Monday 9th of March.
10.00 am to 3.00 pm
 
€20 per team.  

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each competition.  Plus the best player on every team will win a star player prize too.  

And the best teams in both competitions will qualify for the All-Ireland finals in June.

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Feb. – Junior event .. the results !

Congrats to all participants inour February event. With a special mention for the winners .. 1st Odhran, 2nd Christopher, 3rd Luke, 4th Leon. In the girls section the winners were .. 1st Robyn, 2nd Siofra & 3rd Eabha. Best new-comer was Tom Casey .. but there were plenty more great performances !
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London Chess Conference

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Chess Event – Sunday 2nd Feb.

Chess Tournament :

Sunday  –  2nd February  ..   2 pm  –  5 pm.

At the Bridge club,  on St. Mary’s Road, Galway.

Entry fee  –  € 10.

Every player gets 6 games with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

Parents can stay to watch or return later for the prize

giving.   Kids should bring a light lunch and a drink.

Register on the day.

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Schools Chess Finals 2020

Three regional finals happening in Galway during March 2020:

  1. Girls Finals, in the Bridge club on Monday 9th March. Teams of 4 players, entry fee per team is €20.
  2. Galway N.S. Finals, in the Ardilaun Hotel, on Tuesday 10th of March. Teams of 8 players, entry fee per team is €40.
  3. Connaught Cup , for second level schools, in the Ardilaun Hotel, on Wednesday 11th of March 2020. Teams of 6 players, entry fee per team is €30

To register your school team please email .. brendan@chessossity.com .. please clearly specify which event you are entering.

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