For players who wish to keep practicing you are welcome to join us on zoom and lichess.org every
(starting on 13th January) until Easter. Wednesday
Novice and Improvers @ 5pm – 6pm .. and our Advanced group from 7pm to 9pm.
RE. Beginners .. We’ll wait until after restrictions have lifted before we have face-2-face chess back. Online chess is very challenging for beginners.
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” .
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.
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.
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.
email@example.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 9 th of March. 10.00 am to 3.00 pm €20 per team.
be prizes for 1
st, 2 nd and 3 rd in each
competition. Plus the best player on
every team will win a too. star player prize
And the best
teams in both competitions will qualify for the
in June. All-Ireland finals
Chess Tournament :
Sunday – 2nd February
.. 2 pm – 5 pm.
Bridge club, on St. Mary’s Road, Galway.
player gets 6 games with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd.
can stay to watch or return later for the prize
giving. Kids should bring a light lunch and a drink.
on the day.
Three regional finals happening in Galway during March 2020:
Girls Finals, in the Bridge club on Monday 9th March. Teams of 4 players, entry fee per team is €20. Galway N.S. Finals, in the Ardilaun Hotel, on Tuesday 10th of March. Teams of 8 players, entry fee per team is €40. 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 ..
firstname.lastname@example.org .. please clearly specify which event you are entering.