The brains behind the inaugural Scoil Thomáis Chess Championship is a pupil in 6th class who took up chess when he was only 6 years old and is a member of the Blanchardstown Chess Club. After Christmas he began to organise the competition. He invited chess enthusiasts from 3rd to 6th class to compete. Since the middle of February he and his assistants have been officiating at matches during break times. The championship reached the semi-final stage this week and we are eagerly awaiting the results of the final which will be held soon.
Best of luck to the finalists and well done to everyone who took part in the competition so far. Above all, the school would like to thank our 6th class organiser and his assistants for giving up so much of their free time over the past few months. They are pictured above along with the pupils who made it to the semi-finals of the competition.