We will be running a short Draughts course during the Easter 2021 break. We will be covering English Draughts (Checkers) and Russian Draughts. The details are here: https://nkchess.com/draughts/ I have also created some Draughts Pre Course videos on youtube to give the participants a foundation in Draughts/Checkers before the classes begin.
Monday – March 1st 2021 — the Monday Fundamentals class will have a fun Blitz Arena tournament on lichess.org. https://lichess.org/tournament/o6AbZMFI (usual password) (time control: 5 minutes + 5 seconds increment) Also invited are members of the Catch-up Class from Tuesdays and Thursdays and anyone other club members playing at around 1100 or less (lichess.org rating). … More Fun-damentals Blitz Arena March 2021
There was a great turnout of 36 players for our first ever Kids vs Grownups Team Battle on lichess.org. The Grownups team (consisting of parents of club members) had 15 players against 21 Juniors. The competition was fierce with the lead changing hands several times throughout the 70 minute Team Battle. The final Result was: … More The North Kildare Chess Club Grownups vs.Kids 2020 Team Battle Result ….
The Junior members of the North Kildare Chess Club will Battle it out with the Trainer, Parents / Grownups / Organisers associated with the club in a lichess.org Team Battle on the Club Meetup evening of Friday the 18th December. There will be a short meetup on Zoom at 7:00pm to make sure everyone is … More Kids vs Grownups Team Battle 2020 – Friday 18th December 7:00pm
The current Chess Fundamentals group will have their first practice tournament on Monday 30th November at 7:00pm. There will be a short Orientation call on Zoom (invite via the Fundamentals Whatsapp group) at 7:00pm. The Arena tournament will then begin at 7:10pm on lichess.org: https://lichess.org/tournament/wsokp2zvThe usual PasswordTime Control will be 5 Minutes + 5 Seconds … More North Kildare Chess Fundamentals (Winter 2020 Group) Practice Tournament – Monday 30th November
https://lichess.org/team/north-kildare-chess-club https://lichess.org/swiss/Do0qrJEg Hi Chess Parents/Guardians …. this Friday Evening, 6th November 2020, we’ll try a different tournament type: A Swiss system Tournament. This is by far the most common type of real-world Chess tournament and will give the players a feel for a typical Rapid tournament. Swiss tournaments differ from our usual Arena by having: … More North Kildare Chess Club Members Online Swiss Tournament 6th November 2020
The club will not meet again until May 3rd due to our school venue being closed for the Easter break. See you all again on Friday May 3rd. Some upcoming events so you don’t suffer from chess withdrawal: IRish junior Chess Championship April 12th to 14th Rising stars (beginner team tournament) May 11th
The Kilcock team: Darragh, Eoghan, Fionn, David and Sam who defeated Straffin to become Kildare Community Games champions.
Results 2019 LCU Grand Prix 1 Maynooth: Under 15 Under 12 Under 10 Under 8
North Kildare Chess Club will host the first Leinster Chess Union Grand Prix tournament of the season, on Sunday, 3rd February 2019, in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, W23 C2V1, Co. Kildare. The Leinster Junior Chess Grand Prix is a series of monthly chess tournaments which offers children the opportunity to play chess in a competitive and relaxed atmosphere. … More LCU Junior Grand Prix Tournament Series 2019