Two Galway Players in World Championships this month

It is rare for a member of the club to represent Ireland in a World Championships, but this month two of us have that honour: Oissine Murphy (who plays abroad under the surname Murchadha) is playing in the World Youth Championships (under-16) taking place in Maribor, Slovenia from 8 to 18 November; and – at […]

Glorney and Gilbert Cup results

In the Glorney cup Galway’s John Cormican had a sensational result of 5/6 against an average ELO 1945. Oissine contributed 1.5 as Ireland tied with Scotland for 3rd. 1 England 22 2 Wales 13 2 Scotland 13 3= Ireland 12.5   Ireland SCO WLS ENG WLS SCO ENG 1 Conor O’Donnell ½ ½ 0 0 […]

Galway Juniors in Action

Oissine Murphy, John Cormican and Ruth Cormican will all be playing for Ireland this week.  Oissine and John are playing in the Glorney Cup team (for players under 18) and Ruth is top board in the team competing for the Jessica Gilbert Cup (for girls under 18).  These events, played between teams representing England, Ireland, […]

Ennis Rapidplay – Results

The Jim Hussey Memorial Rapid Tournament, held in Ennis on Saturday 15 July, was won by Galway’s Pete Morriss, with 5½/6.  Second equal were Aidan Coll and Paul Walsh, on 5/6 (both lost to Pete and won all their other games). Other Galway members who played were Tony Aherne, David Baird, Ruth Cormican, Michael O’Connell, […]

Ennis Rapidplay – 14th July

Ennis Chess Club are running a rapid play tournament next Saturday (14 July), in memory of Jim Hussey.  The event is in the Auburn Lodge Hotel (which is on the Galway side of Ennis),and will start at noon.  Games will be 20 minutes a side, but there will be a time handicap based on the […]

Dates for the Galway Chess Congress 2012 Announced!

Lots of people have been asking about the dates for the Congress over the past few months. The long wait is finally over. You can chalk in your diary the following info: The 2012 edition of the Galway Chess Congress will be held in the Salthill Hotel from Fri 12 Oct – Sun 14 Oct 2012. […]

Ennis Chess Congress 2012

In May the annual Ennis Chess Congress is happening as usual in the Auburn Lodge. The Ennis Congress is, from my experience, the most chilled out tournament of the year. By the time this tournament comes around the pattern to your season is well defined. It’s too late to change your fortunes. It’s time to […]

Cork Congress this weekend

A late reminder that the Cork Congress takes place this coming weekend (23 to 25 March). More information can be found at: http://www.corkchess.com/index.php?page=cork-congress-2 The Cork Congress is one of the top 4 weekend tournaments in the country. Galway players have always found this to be a great event. Its top section is over 1600 so […]

  • 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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    January
    3rd&4th Connaught Junior Championships
    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
    20th-22nd Galway Chess Congress
    26th – Coaching – 20:00
    April (TBD)

     

  • Club Competitions

    Galway Winter League standings:

    Name Rating Points
    Johannes Hertel 1989 3
    David Andreu 1800 3
    Denis Ruchko 1989 3
    Michael O’Donnell 1654 2
    James Blackwell 1079 2
    Paul Ward 1466 2
    Pete Morriss 1821 2
    Jason Rawlinson 1683 2
    Pete Donlon 844 2
    David Cunningham 898 1/2
    Bill Delee 1043 1/2
    Eamonn Abberton 1482 1/2
    Andrejz Kozlovs 1559 1.5
    Diego Rodriguez 1880 1.5
    Conor Monaghan Browne 500 1
    Oisin Hodgins 800 1
    Gerard Abberton 1354 1
    Andrew Finnerty 1292 1
    Andrew Barber 1395 0/2
    Scott Reilly 798 0
    Yaron Bachrach 1400 0

    Monthly blitz winners:

    Month Winner Grading Prize
    December Michael O’Donnell Eoghan Collins
    November Brian Gallagher Ger Abberton
    “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