December Blitz Results

There were fewer players than we expected at the Christmas blitz, held on Thursday 20 December – which meant that those of us who were there ate more mince pies than was good for their waistlines. But they were very enjoyable at the time, as was the chess. The eventual winner was Pete Morriss, with […]

December Blitz: 20 December

Our last blitz tournament of 2018 will take place on Thursday 20 December, in our usual venue of the Bridge Centre (upstairs), St. Mary’s Road. Start time 7.45; expected finishing time about 10.30. There will be seven rounds you will have to make all your moves in 5 minutes per game plus 5 seconds a […]

November Blitz Results

Galway Chess Club’s November blitz tournament was held on Thursday 22nd. The tournament was a near-reprise of September’s, in that before the half-way stage it had become a two-way contest between Zalan Nemeth and Brendan Buckley. But whilst in September Zalan had lost in the first round (to James Blackwell) before powering through the field […]

November Blitz: Thursday 22 November

Our next blitz tournament will be on Thursday 22 November, at the Bridge Centre (upstairs), St Mary’s Road. Start time 7.45; expected finishing time about 10.30. The usual format: 7 rounds, at 5 minutes per game for each player plus 5 seconds for each move. Entry is free to members, or to newcomers who would […]

November 2018 – Irelands National Chess Month:

This November 2018 is the start of National Chess Month in Ireland.  The aim is to encourage and support chess in schools.   See Moves For Life for more .. In Galway schools are invited to participate in a local chess Jamboree .. there will also be a training day for teachers interested in trying chess […]

October Blitz results

Our blitz tournament on 25 October had the fewest participants of the year (where were you all?), which was disappointing – but on the positive side there were two newcomers to the club, which was good. The tournament was won by Pete Morriss, with seven straight wins (aided by a good bit of luck); second […]

October Blitz is on Thursday 25

Our next blitz tournament will be on Thursday 25 October, starting time 7.45, in our usual club room, upstairs in the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road. If you haven’t played before, you are very welcome; there will be seven rounds, and each player will have 5 minutes per game plus 5 second per move. We […]

Galway Chess Congress is back: 22-24 March 2019

This is advance notice that the Galway Chess Congress will return next year on the weekend of 22nd to 24th March 2019. It will be at the same venue as the last few years (the Menlo Park Hotel), and we expect that the general arrangements will also be much the same as in previous years. […]

European Club Cup, 2018

As this year’s Galway Winter League is about to start, it might be worth pointing out that previous Winter League winners for 2015 (Gerardo Artola Palo) and 2017 (Denis Ruchko) are both currently playing in the European Club Cup in Greece – along with the likes of Magnus Carlsen, Mamedyarof, Ding Liren and other chess […]

September Blitz Results

Our blitz tournament, held on the 27th September, saw Brendan Buckley take an early lead in round 3, by which time he was the only player on 100%. He maintained that record in round 4, but was caught in round 5 when he was beaten by Zalan Nemeth. Brendan and Zalan then continued to beat […]

  • Galway Winter League, Round 1.

    Z. Nemeth K. Asyraf
    J. Rawlinson P. Ward
    D. Murphy M. O’Donnell
    P. Morriss D. Piercy
    A. Kozlovs Z. Drogic
    A. Barber J. Blackwell
    I. Danial K. Ryder
    B. Delee G. Abberton
    A. Zariq I. Finnerty

  • Upcoming Events

    (All 7.30pm starts in the Bridge Club unless otherwise specified)

    Tuesday 23rd: Casual Meeting in Massimo from 8pm
    Thursday 25th: October Blitz
    Thursday 1st November: Rapid League – Rounds 2,3,4
    Thursday 8th November: Winter League – Round 2
    Thursday 29th November: RL – Rounds 5,6,7
    Thursday 6th December: WL – Round 3
    Thursday 20th December: Christmas Blitz and Close
    Thursday 10th January: WL – Round 4 and Reopening
    Thursday 7th February: WL – Round 5
    Thursday 7th March: WL – Round 6
    Fri 22nd-Sun 24th March – Galway Congress
    Thursday 4th April: WL – Round 7

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