National Chess Competition
Ficheall.ie is the network of primary school teachers in Ireland who promote social, cognitive and mental-fitness skill development through chess. Ficheall organises one-day chess tournaments to act as a focal point to encourage the playing of chess in schools.
In Wexford, Ficheall.ie tournaments are organised in partnership with Wexford Education Centre.
Fees: To cover the cost of chess sets, arbiter services, venue costs, insurance, website maintenance and other administration costs Ficheall.ie charge a flat entry fee of €40 per chess team (8 players) which equates to €5 per student. Ficheall.ie a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteer teachers and principals.
Venues: Ficheall.ie tournaments are typically organised at local community halls, GAA halls and school halls. In 2019/2020, schools who volunteer their halls for use will avail of a 50% reduction in entry fees for all teams entered. Hosting a tournament has the added advantage of zero transport costs also. If you believe your school hall is suitable please view the Venue Checklist document on the tournaments page. There is an option on the registration form below to indicate your school’s willingness to host a tournament.
|Wicklow ETNS||Tuesday 3rd March|
|Gaeilscoil Inis Córthaigh||Wednesday 4th March|
|Bunscoil Rís, New Ross||Tuesday 10th March|
The Féile Fichille tournament will be held in Oylegate Comminity Centre on Tuesday 31st March.
Well done to Bunscoil Ris, New Ross & Gaelscoil Inis Corthaigh for hosting the regional tournaments recently over 200 students representing their schools !