January Blitz Results

The January blitz was held on 24 January, and was a hard-fought contest.  The winner was Joona Kiiski, who pulled clear in the last round, finishing with 5½ points out of 7.  No fewer than three players tied for second on 4½: Felix Calleja, Brendan Buckley, and Conall Hegarty.  Conall’s performance was particularly meritorious, as […]

Thursdays Blitz Results (3rd May 2012)

The April blitz was won by WIM Hoang Xuan Thanh Khiet, with 4.5/5. Fair dues to Paul Ward for being the only player to draw with Kheit. Second was Pete Morriss with 3.5/5. This Thursday is the club AGM.

April/May Blitz Tournament

In the Bridge Club next Thursday, 3 May: Our monthly blitz event has been somewhat delayed, because of our concentration on team matches. The usual rules apply: a six round Swiss, with 10 minutes each per player per game.  It starts at 8 (prompt); late-comers can be admitted into round 2 (or 3), though you […]

Club Activity, Thurs, 12 April

This will be a social evening: friendly games with other club members. Also, by popular request, some members will show us a game or two which they have played recently – which we hope will be instructive and interesting for all. If you have a game that you would like to show us (and receive […]

March Blitz: Happening this Thursday (29 Mar)

As usual, this will start at 8pm at the Bridge Centre, and be a Swiss or all-play-all, depending on how many people turn up. Games are ten minutes per player per game.

Galway Winter League 2011/12 – Final Round!

The final round draw is below, which will be due to be played on Thursday 22nd March. There is one final game being played tomorrow but the draw below will not change due to that result: 1 baird, d (6) : morriss, p (2) 2 abberton, e (8) : calleja, f (7) 3 , joona (16) […]

  • Upcoming Events for Galway Chess Club

    Casual meetings every Tuesday in Monroe’s Tavern from 8pm, and the calendar for official club events (which take place every Thursday upstairs in the Bridge Club on St. Mary’s Road) is detailed below:
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    November
    14th – Winter League Rd 2 – 19:30
    21st – Coaching – 20:00
    28th – Blitz: 19:45
    December
    5th – Coaching – 20:00
    12th – Winter League Rd 3 – 19:30
    19th – Christmas Blitz & Close – 19:45
    January
    9th – Re-opening blitz 19:45
    16th – Winter League Rd 4 – 19:30
    23rd – Rapidplay – 20:00
    30th – Coaching – 20:00
    February
    6th – Winter League Rd 5 – 19:30
    13th – Rapid – 20:00
    20th – Blitz – 19:45
    27th – Coaching – 20:00
    March
    5th – Winter League Rd 6 – 19:30
    12th – Rapid – 20:00
    19th – Blitz 19:45
    26th – Coaching – 20:00
    April (TBD)

     

  • Club Competitions

    Galway Winter League standings:

    Name Rating Points
    Johannes Hertel 1989 1
    Denis Ruchko 1989 1
    Diego Rodriguez 1880 1
    Pete Morriss 1821 1
    Andreu David 1800 1
    Jason Rawlinson 1683 1
    Michael O’Donnell 1654 1
    Andrejz Kozlovs 1559 1
    Eamonn Abberton 1482 1
    Paul Ward 1466 1
    Yaron Bachrach 1400 0
    Andrew Barber 1395 0
    Gerard Abberton 1354 0
    Andrew Finnerty 1292 0
    James Blackwell 1079 0
    Bill Delee 1043 0
    David Cunningham 898 0
    Pete Donlon 844 0
    Oisin Hodgins 800 0
    Scott Reilly 798 0
    Conor Monaghan Browne 500 0

    Monthly blitz winners:

    Month Winner Grading Prize
    “Halloween” Jason Rawlinson/Johannes Hertel Hamza Celik
    October Jason Rawlinson Brian Gallagher
    September Pete Morriss James Sharkey
    August Zalan Nemeth Paul Ward
    July Jason Rawlinson David Cunningham
    June Denis Ruchko Ger Abberton
    May Pete Morriss Andrew Finnerty
    April Zalan Nemeth
    March Zalan Nemeth Andrew Finnerty
    February Pete Morriss Yuliya Makarenko/ Shane Murray
    January Zalan Nemeth Brendan McNelis