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Chess Tournament :
|Selected players must become ICU members (www.icu.ie) and enter at least one ICU rated competition during the program. |
Block 1 – Oct. 29th to 1st Nov. (Tuesday – Friday)
Block 2 – Nov. 16th & 17th (Saturday & Sunday)
Block 3 – Dec. 7th & 8th (Saturday & Sunday)
Block 4 – Jan. 25 & 26th (Saturday & Sunday)
11am to 5pm daily with an hour for lunch.
|ICU rated events:|
(1) Munster Juniors. Ennis, 30th Nov. – 1st Dec.
(2) Connaught Juniors. Galway, u15, u13, u11, u9
3rd – 4th Jan 2020.
(3) Leitrim Juniors. Manorhamilton, u16, u14, u12, u10.
10th – 12th Jan 2020.
|Book: “Winning Chess exercises for Kids” by Jeff Coakley.|
Chess DB / Stockfish engine.
Chess Players ICU Workbook.
|Cost: €160.00 for paid up ICU members.|
|Venue: The Bridge Club, St. Mary’s Road, Galway.|
|Organiser: Brendan Buckley.|
Congrats to everyone who played in the October one day junior chess event .. overall winner was Oscar Roe, 2nd Szymon Wegryzn & 3rd Noah Kirby.
The winner of best girl prize went to Robyn Hamrock. The winners in the beginners section were : 1st Kieran Mino , 2nd Samuel Dwyer , 3rd Tony Browne.
Venue is the Galway Lawn Tennis Club in Salthill. See www.gltc.ie
Club will start at 7.00pm each Wednesday evening, see Calendar for full schedule, and finish at 8pm for beginners and 8.30pm for advanced players.
Fee for the term is €70.00.
From: Monday 19th to Friday 23rd of August.
Location: The Bridge Center, St. Mary’s Rd, Galway.
Cost: €90 (€80 for siblings).
Timetable: From 10.30am to 4.00 pm each day.
To Book: Email .. firstname.lastname@example.org
The team that finished highest was St. Patricks .. 3rd place was a magnificent achievement indeed, and it was well deserved as these guys had put in the practice over the past two years and have played in ICU rated event this year to boost their playing standards. As our other schools built their way into the competition they found that they can pompete at this level, and now they’ve experienced this high level of chess I’m sure they will want to push on just a little bit more next year. Special Thanks to all the parents and schools that have supported chess this year .. hopefully you enjoyed this years junior chess journey.
Congratulations to St. Mary’s N.S. Donnybrook who became only the 2nd ever winner of the Cronin Cup. The top teams from the tournament qualified for the semi-fianals.
St. Rapheala’s Dublin played against Clairnbridge Galway, the match was a draw 2-2 and St. Rapheala’s progressed on a tie break. In the other Semi St. Marys eliminated last years champions from Craughwell Co. Galway on a score of 3-1.
Galway teams played out the 3rd & 4th placed match, which was a 2-2 draw .. once again Clairnbridge were on the wrong side of the “countback” and Craughwell took 3rd place.
St. Mary’s had their toughest match of the day in the final aganist St. Rapheala’s but after a long match experience and class got the new champions home.
The other teams continued with the league format and St. Rapheala’s were 1st & 2nd in this event .. it was a tie for 3rd, and to decide 3rd place the teams lined up for a blitz match: St. Catherine’s ‘Queens’ won the match against Scoil ide’s ‘the Queens’ to take a well deserved podium finish.
Full results of this w/e’s Ennis chess competition can be found here ..
https://www.icu.ie/articles/828 https://www.icu.ie/articles/828 .. congratulations to 12 players from the Glaway coaching squad who played to a really high standard !