42 chess enthusiasts from among our 5th & 6th classes participated in our 2023 Winter Chess Tournament and in doing so demonstrated their skills on the checkered battlefield! In the end 6th class pupil Orla Wycherley was crowned grandmaster and deserved champion with a 100% win record throughout the tournament showcasing not only her mastery of the game but also her fantastic ability to stay cool under pressure!
Brendan O’Driscoll was runner up in 2nd place, Mason O’ Farrell finished in 3rd and Conor Keohane finished in 4th!
The event not only crowned a champion and 3 runners-up but also served as a platform to select a team of 8 players to represent our school at a Ficheall tournament in the new year when we will have the opportunity to compete against other schools. Our four prize winners will be joined on our School Chess Team by our quarter finalists; Isabella Galvin, Aoife Bradfield, Liam Murray and 5th class pupil Josh Dineen!
Well done to everyone who took part and we look forward to another upcoming tournament in Spring!