Primary Teachers Promoting Chess

Online Chess for Schools

Ficheall are running a series of online tournaments on Wednesdays in November. There will be three days of practice tournaments, culminating in Lá Fichille – a one day celebration of chess in Irish primary schools. 


These tournaments will take place on the following dates:

  1. 9th November at 6.05pm

  2. 16th November at 6.05pm

  3. 23rd November 1.30pm and 6.05pm

  4. 30th November – Lá Fichille – 1.30pm  and 6.05pm


All these tournaments will take place using the free platform.

If you have already set up your school team on Lichess, skip to the registration form further down the page.

If you are new to online chess and have not set your school chess team you will need to follow these steps:

Step 1: Create a free account on

For a video  guide click here.

Step 2: Create a team for your school chess club on lichess.

For a video guide click here.

Step 3: Get your students to sign up for their own lichess accounts.

This document is handy to share with parents.

Step 4: Get your students to join your school team on Lichess.

For a video guide on how to do this click here.

Step 5: You are now ready to register your school team for the Ficheall online tournament. Fill out the google form below, ensuring that you give the correct name of your school team and you will be sent an invite to the tournaments. You only need to sign up once to be invited to all the tournaments.