Saturday 5th October | 9.30pm | Buttermarket | FREE Event |ENTRY FEE | £5 towards the prize pot

Flive Chess Competition will be played in two age categories – Junior (U16) and Adult. To enter the competition please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and age.

Old Portoran Samuel Beckett had a lifelong interest in chess and was a keen player. The Beckett chess set designed by sculptor Alan Milligan first appeared at the launch of the 2013 Happy Days International Beckett festival. FLive celebrates its continued existence by organising a chess competition and finalists will have the pleasure of moving the magnificent bronze pieces set on wooden plinths around a giant 16ft by 16ft chess board. Each pawn is modelled on a Beckett character or a prop used in his plays; boots and carrots from Waiting for Godot, a banana from Krapp's Last Tape, the pistol from Happy Days.