Junior Club

A central place for all info relating to the Junior club.

Dear parents, please read all of this important information about your child joining us for chess in our new venue:

*Club Membership*: Membership runs from September to June. Your child can try out the club for two weeks to see if they like it, and then they must become a member. Junior boys membership fee is €45 for the year, and junior girls is just €5 for the year. Click here to join the club now: https://blanchardstownchess.com/membership/

*Registering Attendance Each Saturday*: For every Saturday session that your child plans to attend you must register them in advance. This is to ensure we have enough volunteers to run the session, and enough equipment etc. Once your child becomes a club member we will add you to our WhatsApp group, and each week you’ll receive the link to register their attendance for the following Saturday. It’s important you do this, otherwise we may not be able to allow them to join in on the day. This is the link for weekly registration of attendance: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/junior-chess-saturday-1600-to-1730-registration-31828157877?ref=ebtnebregn

*Session times – dropping and collecting your child*: Chess club begins promptly at 4pm, please arrive on time so that your child does not miss out on any chess games or tournaments. Registration takes a few minutes so please allow time for that. Please be at the school at  to collect your child at 5.15.  Due to the nature of the games, some will finish at 5.15, and some may go on as late as 5.30. Please be there for when their chess games end. Bear in mind traffic in the area is very busy at times, especially around Christmas, so allow extra time for this.

*Children aged under 8*: If your child is aged under 8 you must remain on site with them for the duration of the chess session. Seating will be provided and if you’d like to volunteer as an occasional helper please speak to one of the committee while you are there.

*Parking at our new venue*: Free parking is available in the staff car park at the school.

We look forward to seeing you again at Chess Club.

Best regards
The Blanchardstown Junior Chess Club Committee.