Inter-Schools Chess

A new inter-schools chess initiative in Meath in 2018/2019 in association with Navan Education Centre. A non-profit network of primary teachers called had great success in organising one-day inter-school chess tournaments in Cork last year and believe the initiative can be replicated in Meath. Below you will find a link to declare your school's interest as well as a link to their excellent website is a network of primary teachers in Ireland promoting chess in their schools and we want you and your school to join the network. is a non-profit organisation (charity status pending) formed by interested teachers and principals in Cork in September 2017. It aims to make it easy and hassle-free for teachers to organise inclusive and fun chess tournaments for school teams by taking care of child protection, data protection, administration tasks and the payment of chess arbiters and venues. Any surplus in funds will be used to promote chess further in schools.


2018/2019 Registration

Please fill in the form below to register your school before the deadline of Friday November 30th 2018.  


Click here to register your school for a one-day chess tournament.

Please be aware that the registration form only asks for contact details of the school and lead teacher as well as the number of teams you wish to enter. This will help us plan how many tournaments are required and the size of the venue(s) needed. The Meath tournament(s) will take place in March 2019.

Competitions - €40 per team

Schools are invited to enter teams of 8 players into two different competitions:

·  Masters (5th/6th class teams)

·  Buds (4th class and younger)

Both competitions will take place on the same day. There is a limit of 4 teams per school (32 students). The cost of entering a team is €40 and this can payed at a later date.

Website -

We are proud to reveal our website; This is the website to know for any teacher in Ireland introducing chess to their school/class. It contains lesson plans and helpful videos to take any student from zero chess knowledge to understanding checkmate. It also has a discount code for ordering chess equipment along with a bunch of other information to help you lead chess in your school. Please share with other teachers.

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