Katelyn McElhinney, Katie O’ Grady, Laura and Ava Allen represented St Laurence’s NS with pride in Limerick on Friday 27th May 2016 at the All Ireland Girls ChessZ Tournament. Well done!
Parents please discuss the new markings on the car park with your child. Every child in the school was given this safety walk around the car park today.
Congratulations to the St Laurence’s NS girls-only chess team who competed at the ChessZ tournament held in Tullamore on Friday 29th April. The team, consisting of Katelyn McElhinney, Katie O’ Grady, Laura Allen and Ava Allen, finished top in the team event!
As well as this, Laura Allen won the award for best female chess player in the individual section. Following closely behind was Laura’s twin sister, Ava, who finished second. Laura and Ava began learning chess just last September! The Allens could be Ireland’s answer to the Polgar Sisters!
The Chess Champions’ League will come to a dramatic conclusion during lunchtime on Thursday March 10th when the final games will be held in each corridor league; the red league, the blue league and the green league!
77 players from 1st to 6th class chose to enter the competition in January. 159 games of chess have been played. The final three games will decide who takes away their respective league’s trophy.
Best of luck to all competing!
All players in the Chess Champions’ League shake hands before and after their games.
For even more about chess click here.
Check out the strange going-ons in room 1 during January and February here. The good news is we got our underpants back!!!
If you haven’t had a chance already now is the perfect time to take a look at the school’s chess page! Photos, puzzles, tutorials and tips; it has the lot!
Next week is the last round of group games in the Chess Champions League also!
Another great adventure for our fledgling chess team! 22 of St Laurence’s finest chess minds made the bus trip to St Conleth’s in Ballsbridge.
For more photos visit the Chess Club page.
The chess team can’t wait for the new year when we will enter the inaugural Kildare Primary Schools Chess League!