Junior Chess


First, please be sure to have read the ICU Child Protection Policy

Starting Out

So your child has come accross a chess set, or seen a game being played by others, or "they do it a school" or you want to introduce them to the game; however you or your child initially comes to chess, those early moments can lead to a lifelong and rewarding game.

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Learning Chess

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Fun junior tournaments

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The junior grading system

Status: DISCUSSION DOCUMENT ONLY - the following is ALL BRAINSTORMING for the moment. To volunteer to write/improve this article, please contact juniors@icu.ie

The ICU [are exploring ideas to] run a novices grading system. Just has martial arts have white, red, brown and black belts to mark an individuals expertise and time served, Irish Junior Chess [if implemented] has [ideas for] a chess Grading system based on the chess pieces.

[For example....]

Grading can be awarded by 1 of 3 levels of (adult) grader

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Rated junior tournaments

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The ICU Junior Page is the gateway to junior events both domestic and international.

Playing for Ireland

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So you (your child) is now playing classic chess and is rising up the rankings. This may lead to an opportunity to play for Ireland.

To represent Ireland at FIDE, ECU, Glorney Gilbert and other international that are subject to selection, juniors and their parents should be aware of both

the Junior eligibility criteria

and

the High tide rankings

Further they should familiarise themselves with the regulations specific to any tournament they wish to enter.

The ICU publishes a short list of Junior-only international tournaments on the ICU Calendar - Junior Internationals

Volunteering to support an international delegation

Guidelines for Junior International delegation coordinators

Guidelines for Heads of Delegation at Junior International Tournaments


Created 2017-07-03 ◦ Last updated 2017-08-30 ◦ Editor DB


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