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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    March
    12th – Winter League Rd 6 – 19:30
    19th – Rapid – 20:00
    20th-22nd Galway Chess Congress (Menlo Park Hotel) – CANCELLED
    26th – Coaching – 20:00
    April

    2nd – Blitz – 19:45

    Rest of April TBD

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    Galway Congress Entrants:

    Masters:

    Name Rating
    GM Boris Chatalbashev 2531
    GM Alexander Baburin 2382
    FM Tarun Kanyamarala 2275
    FM Robin Moss 2269
    WFM Trisha Kanyamarala 2197
    Muhtarim-ul Haque 2123
    James Naughton 1929
    Peter Cafolla 1909
    Diego Pereiro Rodriguez 1883
    Denis Ruchko 1866
    Sean McLoughlin 1861
    Thomas Dunne junior 1850
    Leon Putar 1849
    Lara Putar 1792

    Majors:

    Name Rating
    Jana Solomatina 1574
    Eric Wang 1571
    Joseph A. McDonnell 1569
    Jarek Wieczorek 1552
    Denis O’Connell 1497
    Andrejs Kozlovs 1486
    Edgars Kirulis 1458
    Joe O’Hanlon 1457
    Barry Foran 1454
    Ciaran O’Reilly 1453
    Atharva Paibir 1429
    Andrew Finnerty 1369
    Gerard Abberton 1354
    Arman Arshakyan 1342
    John P Dunne 1334
    Erick McPherson 1330
    Niall Whelan 1266
    Shay Scott 1250
    Akshay Ranade 1176

    Minors:

    Name Rating
    Ross Du Berry 1094
    Bill Delee 1043
    Wenle Liu 1032
    Andy Wagner 1014
    Alan Lane 1007
    David Cunningham 976
    John Bourke 946
    Emmet Power 918
    Ian Finnerty 898
    Fergal Gallagher 877
    Zoran Dragic 863
    Scott Reilly 798
    Ajay Paibir 787
    Josh Donnellon 780
    Yuliya Makarenko 772
    Oscar Roe 764
    Szymon Wegzyrn 758
    Maureen Gallagher 757
    Markus Senzel 746
    Ayrton Woulfe 745
    Ciaran O’Driscoll 696
    Sean Gannon 684
    Martin Pinkasevich 684
    Oisin Mahon 659
    Shane Loughlin 643
    Jack Nolan 637
    Luke Scarry 576
    Olegs Solomatins 564
    Eoghan Cooke 551
    Robert Nielsen 517
    Richard Casserly 477
    Paddy Connolly 469
    Odhran O’Driscoll 460
    Theodor Schirliu 395
    Mac Dara Mannion 378
    Yang Liu 368
    Eli-John Kiernan 313
    Anna Carroll
    Eimear Cunningham
    Donnchadh Duane
    Ben Fegan
    Ronan Zaletel

  • Club Competitions

    Galway Winter League standings:

    Name Rating Points
    Denis Ruchko 1989 4.5
    David Andreu 1800 4.5
    Johannes Hertel 1989 4
    James Blackwell 1079 3.5
    Eamonn Abberton 1482 3.5
    Jason Rawlinson 1683 3
    Michael O’Donnell 1654 3
    Diego Rodriguez 1880 3
    Andrew Barber 1395 3
    David Cunningham 898 3
    Gerard Abberton 1354 2
    Bill Delee 1043 2
    Pete Donlon 844 2
    Niko Istuk 1600 2
    Pete Morriss 1821 2
    Andrew Finnerty 1292 2
    Oisin Hodgins 800 2
    Andrejz Kozlovs 1559 2
    Paul Ward 1466 2
    Conor Monaghan Browne 500 1
    Scott Reilly 798 1
    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