Chess Bud is offering a Free Beginner’s Chess Course for adults during the COVID-19 lockdown. Email mark@chessbud.ie today to enrol and open a door to the wonderful world of chess! 


Wednesdays at 11am

Chess for Cocooners II – A Free Ten-Week Beginners Chess Course for Adults Cocooning during the Covid-19 lockdown.  

Zoom: Every Wednesday 11am-12pm beginning Wednesday 6th May 2020 for 10 weeks (Max: 99 participants)

Get started on the road to chess mastery and discover the magic and secrets of one of the world’s greatest games.  This course, for adults (over 18), focuses on teaching the game’s fundamentals so as you can get playing with confidence as quickly as possible.   The course will run for ten weeks and participants will receive links to online resources so as to develop their game between classes.  The aim is to get players new to the game to a sufficient level so that they can enjoy online games with friends, grandkids or loved ones during the lockdown. No chess board or set is required to take part.  To enrol just email: mark@chessbud.ie

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Chess Bud Ireland is an Irish chess coaching service for all ages and abilities. Steered at the helm by Mark Quinn IM, when you sign up for Chess Bud Ireland you are opening yourself up to a world of stimulating ideas.

Who is Chess Bud Ireland?

Mark representing the Irish Team in clock simultaneous against former World Champion Veselin Topalov, Dublin 2011.

Mark Quinn was awarded the title of International Master of Chess at the FIDE Congress during the Istanbul Olympiad in 2000. Mark made his debut for Ireland at the World Under 14 chess championships in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin in 1990. Since then he has represented Ireland in many World and European Junior Championships. He made his Senior debut for Ireland at the Moscow Chess Olympiad in 1994 and has competed in six Chess Olympiads to date. He was ranked Number 1 in Ireland at the age of 17 and is currently the Number 6 ranked active Irish player on the International FIDE rating list.

Are you an absolute beginner or a budding star? Or are you a seasoned player who really wants to sharpen your game and become more competitive? Are you learning chess and want to master some new opening ideas? Or maybe you are looking at chess from another angle? A chance to discover a new hobby, meet new people, stimulate and challenge the mind?

Mark competing at the Kilkenny Masters Open

Mark has extensive experience as a chess coach for players of all levels and ages, from beginner to advanced. Several of his past pupils have gone on to  represent Ireland at Junior and Senior level including Glorney Cups and Chess Olympiads. His talent for the game, coupled with his competition experience and communication skills makes him a strong choice to guide you through all the various stages of your chess battles. Mark offers chess coaching to pupils of all ages and abilities, both individually and in groups. Go on, make the right move!  

Why Chess?

The benefits of learning to play chess are legion. Recent studies have show that in addition to being an exciting, challenging activity, playing Chess increases problem-solving skills, raises IQ, increases creativity, improves memory and spatial skills, helps planning and foresight, exercises both sides of the brain and helps prevent Alzheimer’s.


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