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. The first Grand Prix took place in October and is scheduled to run until May. Players are rewarded not only for winning, but more importantly for participating! The competition is aimed at those 14 and under and will offer prizes according to age (U15, U12, U10 & U8).
The Grand Prix is designed to encourage children to play regularly and enables children to gain experience playing in a competitive atmosphere, which will help them should they decide to go on and play in regional or national competitions like the Leinster Chess Leagues or the Irish Junior Chess Championships.
All the venues for the Grand Prix will be across Leinster and hosted by a different Leinster Junior Chess Clubs each month.
Sunday October 22nd. The first competition was hosted by Inchicore and took place in Our lady of good council BNShttp://www.inchicorechess.net/comp
Sunday November 26th. The Armenian Chess Club hosted the 2nd event of the Leinster Chess Grand Prix 2017/18 at the Taney Parish Centre, home for the Armenian Sunday School and Chess Club. It was a great day with 54 juniors taking part. Special thanks to Vahe and Karen for all their work organising and running this event and to the Armenian School for their warm hospitality.
Next Grand Prix Feb 11th Glenroyal Hotel Maynooth.