The schools finals this year was held again in the Ardilaun Hotel. One significant change from previous years .. the number of players on each team increased from 4 to 8 players. This was a big improvement as bigger school clubs could send 2 teams and get 16 players to experience playing for their school.
Congratulations to 3 schools playing in their first ever chess event .. Great to see both
Abbeyknockmoy and Oranmore Boys school ( via movesforlife.ie ) scored well and improved as the event went on . Tulach Uí Chadhain ( who practice a lot on Chessossity.com ) scored very well and were in the hunt for a top 3 finish.
The top two teams qualify for the All-Ireland finals. Both St. James, Bushy Park & winners St. Pat’s Galway have experienced the high level of chess in Dublin last year. And will be looking forward to a bigger testing ground later this year.