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.

Find out more about Ficheall.ie tournaments here.

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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.

Registration closed on 15th November and we have 13 schools from our district (Wexford, East Carlow, South Wicklow) registered (up from 4 in 2018/2019). See map here. This growth is typical in any county we've expanded into and we anticipate similar growth in our region next year. The growth in interest from schools is helped hugely by our Education Centre supporting the initiative and providing Chess summer courses. 
We will have over 300 students representing their  school in chess in Wexford in March. Each school will attend one of the 3 regional Ficheall.ie tournaments. These are non-competitive with all schools receiving certs. We do however, invite the schools that do well in the regional tournaments to compete in Féile Fichille. The standard at this tournament is higher, and while more competitive in nature with winning teams receiving prizes, the focus is still very much on participation and fun.
Here is the list of tournament venues and dates for March 2020.
Venue Tournament Date
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.

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Well done to Bunscoil Ris, New Ross  & Gaelscoil Inis Corthaigh for   hosting the regional tournaments recently  over 200 students representing their schools !

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