Just over a week to go until The Espion Irish Junior Championships 2016. It will be held from the 1-3 April in the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co. Dublin. Further details can be found on the event website:
There a two events running in parallel:
- a 3 day event with 90 minutes per players U10 to U19
- and a 1 day rapid play event for U8 U10 and U12 (aimed at those not used to playing longer games)
The Irish Chess Union (ICU) have also announced a deal which can see first-time tournament players receive free chess equipment for their schools – just by entering the 2016 Irish Junior Championships. Players registering online before 30th March (Wednesday week) should e-mail their school and Chairperson@icu.ie afterwards. The equipment can be collected at the tournament. Simple as that!