Castletown Chess Club!

Chess club- first tournament!

Congratulations to our chess club on their first tournament yesterday. Here is a report from Bart and Anna: ‘Everyone had their own login on Lichess. Once everyone was in, there was a three minute timer and when that went off, everyone started to play chess. You played against the clock for seven minutes. There were about 250 players, 50 teams online. It wasn’t easy, there were very good players there. You could have as many queens as pawns because it is online. It was extremely fun. It was stressful too as there was a timer and you had to go as fast as you could! The entire tournament was about 40 minutes. We came thirteenth out of fifty teams. It is our first ever competition with chess club so we were very proud. We would like to thank Sharon and Ms. Murphy for all their hard work!’


Castletown Chess Club is a friendly, fun, social and dynamic after school club for the children of Castletown National School. The children learn cognitively and strategically while having friendly competitive fun with their peers! The Chess Club has grown from just 8 children to max capacity of 24 blossoming little chess players!! We are looking forward to taking part in some inter schools friendly tournaments this year! Watch this space!! Huge thanks to Sharon who is coordinating this wonderful facility with support from Ms. Murphy!

We are linked up with the LICHESS online tournament but this is just part of our chess experience. We believe that the best kind of chess is played face to face and in person!