The October blitz tournament, held on 6 October, again saw a good turnout consisting of a healthy mix of regulars, newcomers, and old friends returning. One of this last group. David McCann showed that he has not been resting idle whilst travelling in some exotic places (including Dublin, apparently), by putting in a strong performance to score 6 points out of 7 and share first place. Equal first with him was regular, and tournament organizer, Pete Morriss. (David won their individual match-up, but subsequently lost to third-placed Denis Ruchko, in a very exciting game.) The grading prize was won by Marcus Creavin, who came a commendable fourth equal on 4 points.
The next blitz tournament will be some time in November; watch this website for an announcement of the exact date.
On October 27th, the Galway Chess Club will host a simultaneous exhibition with chess master Yury Rochev, who will take on a number of challengers at once.
Places are limited, so if you are interested, please email galwaychess[at]gmail[dot]
com to register as soon as possible. Participation in the event will be free for paid-up members of the Galway Chess Club, with a €5 fee for non-members. Games will start at 7:30pm sharp and anyone not present at the start time will forfeit their spot.
Our October blitz tournament will take placed at the Bridge Centre (upstairs), St Mary’s Road on Thursday 6 October; registration will be at 7.30, and the tournament will start at 8 prompt. There will be seven rounds; the time limit will be each player has five minutes for each game, plus an increment of five seconds per move. We will provide sets and clocks, though if you have a clock that supports increments please bring it along in case more players come along than we can cater for. New players are particularly welcome.
This is advance notice that the 2017 Galway Chess Congress will be held at the Menlo Park Hotel on the weekend of 10th to 12th March 2017. Full details will be posted in the Galway Congress 2017 tab shortly, but make sure to keep that weekend free!
There was a good showing at the September blitz, held on Thursday 1 September: a healthy mix of regulars, old friends who we hadn’t seen for a year or more, and newcomers who we hope will soon become regulars. Despite that, the first two places were occupied by the same players as last month, which perhaps shows the importance of practice: first was Pete Morriss on 6/7 and second Jason Rawlinson on 5/7. The grading prize was won by Sridhar Ghopal who scored an excellent 4½/7, and had a particularly strong finish against high-rated players.
The club’s September blitz tournament will be this Thursday (1 September), at its usual time of 7.30 (or shortly after) in the Bridge Centre (upstairs), St Mary’s Road. There is an entry fee of €5, for which we supply the room, sets, clocks and (hopefully) opponents. You don’t have to be a member of Galway Chess Club to play, and newcomers are always welcome.
The Galway Junior Chess Club will start back on Wednesday September 14th .. in the Galway Tennis club in Salthill, see www.galwayjuniorchess.com for full club calendar and more. If you’ve any questions emails to email@example.com .
Also, .. The 1st junior tournament of this year is on close by in Ennis on the 18th & 19th Sept. .. it’s the Munster Juniors and full details with how to enter etc. are on .. www.icu.ie/events/748
The August blitz tournament, held on Thursday 4 August, was won by Pete Morriss with 5½ points out of 6. Second was Jason Rawlinson, with 5 points. Since there were a considerable number of new participants (which we very much welcome), the grading prize was replaced by a “best newcomer’s prize”, which was won by Tony Creavin, who scored a very commendable 3½.
Our next blitz tournament will be on Thursday 1 September.
The club’s August blitz tournament will be this Thursday (4 August) in the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Rd., starting shortly after 7.30. There will be a €5 entry fee, which will go toward renting the venue (and sets and clocks) and prizes. Newcomers are particularly welcome.