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 […]

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