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Chess & Checkers

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About Chess & Checkers

Hi all!

From complete beginner to master level player, we'd love to have you here at the Chess Society. Currently, we run two weekly sessions for informal play that you're more than welcome to attend! When you can't make it in person, join us online for blitz, rapid and banter: https://clubs.chess.com/zhYv  (Open to all DCU students, staff and graduates.)

On the fun and competitive side, we currently field 2 teams in the Leinster League, we organise our own in-house championships, coaching, simultaneous exhibitions, intervarsities, and also run a major tournament quickly becoming a pillar of the Irish scene - the DCU Open.

We also run a domestic trip and foreign trip, both to tournaments. In 2023, we went to Prague and Ennis, and had a blast!

We know that chess can sometimes have an intimidating atmosphere, but we hope to make this society as welcoming as possible, no matter if you never learned the rules, learned when you were a kid, or just want to know how the horsey moves.

We love all the crazy variants as well: duck chess, atomic chess, bughouse, chuno, you name it, and other board games like checkers, go and shogi also make an occasional appearance.

If you need any more reasons to join or if you've got any questions, DM us on Instagram @dcu_chess or send us an email at chesscheckers@dcuclubsandsocs.ie. 

Current Committee 13
Chairperson Henry Thomas Williams
Designer Zydre
Treasurer Jane
Ordinary Member David Carr
Public Relations Officer Liam Patrick Belton
Events Officer Lia Meza
Events Officer Paul Campion
First Year Rep Sean Moore
Leinster League Officer Emmet O Rourke
Librarian Jacob
Ordinary Member Conor James Gunn
Speed League Officer Michal Zaorski
Vice Chairperson Jude

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