About

St Benildus Chess Club meets every Wednesday evening from September to May from 8pm.   We have seven teams in the Leinster leagues – currently two in the Armstrong (Div 1), one in the Ennis (Div 3), one in the O’Hanlon (Div 4), one in the BEA (Div 5) and two in the Bodley (Div 6).   New players are always welcome, young or old, strong or new.   As we are based in and have very strong links with the school, many of those in attendance at club nights tend to be juniors (aged 10 to 16), providing an ideal environment for younger players in particular to learn the game.

Directions
From the M50 – take exit 13 and turn right (if coming from the south) or left (if coming from the north), following signs for Sandyford.   Keep in the left lane (the other two are right-turning lanes), go through two sets of traffic lights and turn right at the next set onto Kilmacud Road Upper.   The school is half a mile down on the right.

From town – take the N11 out to Stillorgan.   Pass the Stillorgan Park Hotel on your left, go through the set of lights immediately after and then turn right, passing by Oatlands College and heading into Stillorgan village (if you miss this, you can take the next right instead).   Turn right at the lights (or straight through if you missed the Oatlands turn!), past the Mill House pub and the converted church on your left and turn left at the lights.   At the lights at the top of the hill, turn right, and the school is half a mile on your left.

If you want to contact us, e-mail Kevin at ktburke@hotmail.com

For our club’s history, click here.

The club has an extensive library for its members to borrow – an initial list of it is here (xls download)

St Benildus hosted the 2016 Irish Junior Championships in Killiney – the tournament website is here.

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2 comments on “About

  1. Hello there,

    I used to play for St Benildus a long time ago in chess. I achieved a rating of 2330 and beat many IMs and some GMs but stopped playing chess when I was 20.

    Now I’m CEO of a multinational company with offices in 9 countries, I’m the founder of the Irish Thai Chamber of Commerce.and sponsor events around the world.

    Is Frank Scott still involved? He was the teacher who brought me to chess… I do have an office in Ireland now, and would like to visit the places of days gone by,,,,

    Conor

    • There’s a story and a half! Yes, Frank is still involved. Pops up the club for a little while every Wednesday. If you’re around, drop in alright. I can easily pass word on to Frank if you want

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