About

The Leinster Junior Chess Grand Prix is a series of monthly chess tournaments which offers children the opportunity to play chess in a competitive and relaxed atmosphere. The first Grand Prix will begin in October and is scheduled to finish in March. Players are rewarded not only for winning, but more importantly for participating!

The Grand Prix is designed to encourage children to play regularly and enables children to gain experience playing in a competitive atmosphere, which will help them should they decide to go on and play in regional or national competitions like the Leinster Chess Leagues or the Irish Junior Chess Championships.

All the venues for the Grand Prix will be across Dublin and will be easily accessible whether by car or by public transport.

How does the Grand Prix work?

The Grand Prix is designed so that participation and activity over the course of the season are just as important as winning an individual competition. Players score points based on a percentage of their score from an individual competition.

For example if Player A score 3/6 and Player B scored 4.5/6 then Player A would receive 50 points for his scored in the competition but Player B would get 75. But players also receive bonus points for playing games, 5 points for each game! So in one competition the most points a player can get is 130 (100 for 6 points + 30 points for playing 6 games).

The leaderboard will be updated after each tournament and will appear on this website.

Points Table for Grand Prix

Points Scored in Competition

Grand Prix Points Earned

6

130

5.5

121

5

113

4.5

105

4

96

3.5

88

3

80

2.5

71

2

63

1.5

55

1

46

0.5

38

0

30