Our club has a junior and senior section, and for the 2022/23 season, the junior and senior parts of the club will meet at the same venue: Mountview Fortlawn Community and Sports Hub in Blanchardstown.
Junior Club Meet on Saturdays from 2:30pm until 4.00pm each week, except Bank holiday weekends. (September to June). Often at these meetings there are organised short 5 min blitz tournaments and/or coaching sessions.
Senior club generally meet Monday evenings from 7:30pm at Hansfield Educate Together Primary School.
Our junior club is suitable for all ages from 7 to 18. Lots of club events and chess coaching are a feature of our week to week activities. We play as a club in Leinster Junior leagues and many of our players also play in the Irish Youth championships and other competitions. We train and are coached for these events in our club. We do see our junior club as a place for making lots of new friends, with chess as the setting!
Parents: please feel free to drop in and see if chess as a competitive sport is of interest to your child and if our club will suit them. You will find a warm welcome and a wide range of players all ages!
Our Senior club directed towards adults and juniors over 12 years of age. Of course, we are all ambitious in our chess, and we seek to pursue individual and team success both in Irish tournaments and abroad. We see the sport as a challenge and enjoyable in the club setting. But we are also happy to be a part of a chess community and to pass the love of the game on to others. The overall club philosophy is that the club exists as a place to make friends (across the country as you play others also) with chess as the enjoyable and somewhat challenging setting!
We have 2 teams playing in the Leinster Championships this coming season in Div 2 Heidenfeld Cup and Div 5 BEA North. We will enter juniors team into the Mick Germaine cup (expected in December). We have an active coaching and mutual helping programme, informally organised between ourselves.We are actively looking for new members.