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 […]

  • Galway Congress 2019: March 22nd-24th

    Masters (1800+)

    Player Rating
    GM Alexander Baburin 2433
    IM Vladimir Sveshnikov 2419
    FM Helge Hintze 2261
    FM Colm Daly 2243
    FM Henry Li 2235
    Anthony Fox 2027
    Ingo Theile-Rasche 1954
    Peter Cafolla 1932
    Orison Carlile 1892
    Zalan Nemeth 1887
    Brendan Ruane 1885
    Don Short 1852
    Denis Ruchko 1827
    Kevin O’Flaherty 1815

    Majors (1200-1799)

    Player Rating
    Danny Dwyer 1793
    Dara Murphy 1742
    Liam Delaney 1723
    Patrick McMahon 1705
    Gabriel Matthews 1700
    Jason Rawlinson 1678
    Leo Phelan 1670
    Lorenzo Valle 1659
    Leon Putar 1651
    Conall Hegarty 1641
    Khai Asyraf 1626
    Joseph McDonnell 1600
    Enzo Catalano 1596
    David McCann 1581
    Pat O’Hanlon 1560
    Jana Solomatina 1523
    Patryk Brozynski 1521
    Lara Putar 1506
    Edgars Kirulis 1493
    Mark Moorman 1487
    John Phelan 1476
    Andrejs Kozlovs 1471
    Aliona Mihaylova 1465
    Paul Ward 1444
    Kynesha Ryder 1424
    Christopher O’Sullivan 1409
    Max Tempany 1400
    Joe O’Hanlon 1398
    Eamonn Casey 1394
    Andrew Barber 1382
    Phillip Foenander 1366
    Ruairi McKenna Carroll 1357
    Emmet McGlade 1342
    Ger Abberton 1324
    Paul Leavy 1313
    Cathal Murphy 1312
    Shay Scott 1309
    Aoife Castle 1305
    Patrick Fogarty 1294
    Jason Harris 1284
    P.J. O’Reilly 1283
    Paddy Divilly 1280
    Arman Arshakyan 1239
    John Hensey 1237
    Martin Kelly 1225
    Richard Sheahan 1211
    Jack McIntyre 1206
    Pearse McDonnell

    Minors (Unrated-1199)

    Player Rating
    James Crowley 1130
    John Lucey 1115
    Eric Wang 1115
    Arnav Dhama 1076
    Ryan Bonnell 1051
    Atharva Paibir 1049
    John Bourke 1046
    John Doyle 1037
    Andrew Finnerty 1033
    Bill Delee 1027
    Ian Finnerty 1000
    Hayk Arshakyan 984
    Akshay Ranade 977
    Ritvik Trehan 957
    David Piercy 931
    Maurice Coveney 913
    Ajay Paibir 846
    Henry J. Li 828
    Eamon Lenihan 825
    Matthew Tiernan 809
    Michael Sheahan 790
    Lucy Bueckert 755
    David Cunningham 755
    Zoran Dragic 752
    Jamie Kennedy 742
    Tadhg Holland 728
    John Carton 694
    Michael Scully 650
    Patrick Cassidy 591
    Charles Ridgway 568
    Matthew O’Neill 535
    Diana Bueckert 511
    Eoin Ryan 354
    Helen Bueckert 210
    Leah Cunningham
    Proinsias Hernon
    Paul Rowland
    Eoghan Collins
    Aidan le Februier
    Shane Loughlin
    Oisin Mahon
    Luke Scarry
    Christopher Trautt
    Aleksandr McAleer
    Scott Reilly
    Oscar Roe
    Daniel Van Tonder
    Morgan O’Loughlin
    Tadhg Kearney
    John Kenny
    Paddy Connolly
    Markus Senzel
    Yuliya Makarenko
    Szymon Wegrzyn
    Joseph Jennings
    Sean Durnin
    Jack Nolan
    Eoghan Cooke

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