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Autumn Term starts Monday 11th Sept 2023

Classes Monday to Friday 4.45pm - 5.45pm

Chess in Schools
Online and In-person Tuition

Mark, The Chessbud, taught chess in our school last year. Word spread quickly about his classes and in no time the class was full of happy, focused boys ready to take each other on in games. We are delighted to have chessbud in De la Salle BNS! Doireann Hester, Principal, St. Patrick's De la Salle Boys National School, Kilkenny City

Kids Chess Camps
All Year Round!

"Diarmuid greatly enjoyed Easter Chess Camp. It was definitely the highlight of his holiday. He said he loved the way the day was organised, including puzzles, problem solving, skills and finishing the end of the day with a tournament. He also enjoyed interacting and playing with the other children, break time was great fun too." Maria, Kilkenny

Learn Chess with IM Mark Quinn
7 times Irish Chess Olympian and Former Irish No. 1

FIDE Trainer & Official Irish Junior Chess Coach. Online chess courses for every level. Welcome to the Wonderful World of Chess!

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Release the warrior within

Established in 2020, Chess Bud Ireland is a chess coaching service for all ages and abilities. Steered at the helm by International Master and FIDE Trainer Mark Quinn, when you sign up to Chess Bud you are taking the first steps to discovering your inner chess warrior. Whether you are an absolute beginner, a budding star or a seasoned player there is a Chess Bud group course for you. Let’s play Chess!



What we offer

Structured chess programmes for groups from Beginner to Advanced all year round. Courses include online classes, training videos, support materials, puzzles, quizzes, opening-themed practice simuls and class tournaments.

Online Training Portal

Each Chess Bud student receives their own login to the Chess Bud Coaching Portal. The portal includes databases of annotated games, puzzles, a game area to play friendly games against other students, a tournament area and much more

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Chess Bud Summer Camps and Courses

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Our Packages

Learn Chess with Chess Bud

Starter Individual Package

One-to-one Online Lesson with IM Mark Quinn (Packages of 5 & 10 classes also available)

  • 90 minute one-off lesson + 3 months Access to playable Annotated Games Databases
  • New Portal Uploads Every Month & Fortnightly Themed Opening Tournaments

Starter Individual Package

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    School Programs

    Online or In-School Group Classes
    with IM Mark Quinn

    • 60 min Chess Classes with Play and Analysis /60-90 min Bespoke TY 'Chess in Culture' Course/Workshops
    • Access to Chess Bud Coaching Portal, Curriculum, Playable Annotated Games Databases, Quizzes, Themed Opening Tournaments and Class Competitions

    School Packages

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      Enterprise Package

      Online or In-Company Group Classes
      with IM Mark Quinn

      • Start your own Company Chess Club!
      • Learn Chess, Discuss Strategy, Play the Game! Inspire and Challenge your Team! Integrated Learning for Players of all Levels from Beginner to Advanced
      • 12 Months Access to Chess Bud Coaching Portal, Curriculum and Portal Tournaments.

      Enterprise Package

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