Ennis Congress: 11 – 13 May

The next weekend congress near to Galway will be in Ennis on the weekend of Friday 11 to Sunday 13 May. Further details are here.

May Blitz Results

The May blitz, played on Thursday 3 May, proved another triumph for youth, with all prizes going to players under 17. First equal were Denis Ruchko and Zalan Nemeth on 5½ points: they drew with each other, lost one game each against the older folk (to Ger Abberton and Pete Morriss, respectively), and won all […]

Galway Rapidplay: 26 May 2018

This year’s Galway Rapidplay will take place on Saturday 26 May, at the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road, Galway. (For directions to the Bridge Centre, see here.) The format will be seven rounds, with each player having 15 minutes to make all their moves, plus an extra ten seconds for each move. The event will […]

Next Blitz tournament: Thursday 3 May

Our next blitz tournament will be on Thursday 3 May, at the Bridge Centre (upstairs), St Mary’s Road. Start time is 7.45, and, as usual, it will consist of seven rounds with each player having 5 minutes per game for all their moves, plus an increment of 5 extra seconds per move. We expect the […]

April Blitz Results

The April Blitz, held on 19 April, proved to be a triumph for youth. The winner was the youngest player, fourteen-year old Denis Ruchko, who swept all before him, winning all seven games. And second was the second-youngest, Kynesha Ryder, who is sixteen, and scored 5 points out of 7. (The oldest entrant was third, […]

April Blitz: Thursday 19 April

This month’s Blitz tournament will be held on Thursday 19 April. (Please note that this is not the date originally announced, which was 12 April; unfortunately we have had to postpone it for a week. Many apologies.) As usual, it will be held in Galway Bridge Centre (upstairs), starting at 7.45, and will consist of […]

Connaught Champions 2018

Congratulations to both Denis Ruchko & Andrejs Koslovs, long time friends they were winners at the Connaught Senior Chess Championships.  Denis is Senior Champion and Andrejs is the Intermediate Champion of Connaught. Also this week-end (just down the road) the Irish junior Championships are being held in Co. Clare .. anyone wishing to join the […]

March Blitz Results

The March Blitz, held on Thursday 15 March, had the lowest turnout for a couple of years – perhaps either because of the proximity to Patrick’s Day, or because it was arranged at very short notice. But, with eight participants and the prospect of seven rounds, at least the organization was easy, as it could […]

March Blitz: 15 March

The March Blitz tournament will be this Thursday, 15 March, in the Bridge Centre, St. Mary’s Road. Start time 7.45. Same format as before.

Galway players do well in Bunratty

A sizeable contingent from Galway played in the Bunratty Congress last weekend, and most turned in good results. The best performance was undoubtedly that of Khai Asyraf, in the Major section (1200 – 1600). Khai scored five wins and a draw; the draw was against Dayna Ferguson, who also won her other five games, so […]

  • Galway Rapidplay 2018 Entrants

    Name Rating
    Conall Hegarty
    Andrew Barber
    David Baird
    James Blackwell
    Fintan Hegarty
    Bill Delee
    Andrew Finnerty
    Ian Finnerty
    Maureen Gallagher
    Andrejs Kozlovs
    Pete Morriss
    Michael O’Donnell
    Jozef Vesely
    Jason Rawlinson
    Brendan Ryan

  • April Events at the Galway Chess Club

    Thursday 19th April Blitz
    Thursday 26th Round 7 (final) Winter League
    Thursday 3rd May. May Blitz and WL prize-giving (so round 7 must be completed before then)

    Regular meetings will then be suspended for the summer; we will have occasional blitz and rapid tournaments – watch this space!

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