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July Blitz Results

The July Blitz, held somewhat later than normal on 3 August, had a run-away winner: Jason Rawlinson, who last month came first equal, this time swept all before him, scoring six straight wins. Second equal were last month’s joint-winner Brendan Buckley and previous multiple-winner Fintan Hegarty, on 4½ points (drawing with each other, and both […]

Next Blitz: August 3rd

The somewhat belated July Blitz will take place in the Bridge Centre on Thursday August 3rd, starting time 7.45. There will be a €5 entry fee to cover the room rental and also the PRIZES. Summer visitors to Galway are very welcome to come along – as of course are Galway residents and club regulars. […]

Summer-time chess for Kids

Here’s a ..  link  .. for junior chess players who are looking for some fun games & a bit of chess skills training in August 2017. Below  .. Irish u-14 team retain the Robinson Cup for the 3rd year running (despite serious competition form the much higher rated French and a very strong English team) […]

June Blitz results

The June Blitz, held on Thursday 29 June, was a well-attended and closely fought event. First equal at the end were Jason Rawlinson and Brendan Buckley, with 5½ points out of 7. Jason went into the last round with a full point lead, but was then defeated by the March champion Fintan Hegarty; while Brendan, […]

Galway Rapidplay 2017 Results

This year’s FIDE-rated Galway Rapidplay was held on Saturday 27 May. The day started out ideal for chess (cold and wet), but, despite that, numbers were disappointingly down on previous years: it seems that there was a plethora of weddings, funerals, and first communions on that day, which prevented several regulars from attending, and doubtless […]

April Blitz results

The April Blitz, played on 20 April, was won by Winter League winner and top seed Denis Ruchko with seven straight wins; the only time this season that anybody has achieved that feat in our blitz tournaments. Second was Pete Morriss on 6 points, whose one loss was, of course, against Denis. The rating prize […]

Galway Rapidplay 2017: Saturday 27 May

The annual FIDE-rated Galway Rapidplay will be on Saturday 27 May, in the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road; games will start at 11 a.m., but entrants must arrive by 10.45 to register.   Full information is here.  There is a guaranteed prize fund of €550, which will increase if there are more than 50 entries.  To enter, email […]

March Blitz Results

The March Blitz tournament, held on 30 March, was won by Fintan Hegarty with an excellent 6½ points out of 7 (conceding one draw to Zalan Nemeth, and winning all the rest). Fintan (who also won last December) was rated eighth of the eleven players, but his current rating is not an accurate reflection of […]

Irish junior Champions 2017

It’ll be no surprise to members of the Galway chess club that these 3, have followed up their impressive form in the Galway winter league with title wins at this year all Ireland event. Denis is the Irish junior champion , Zalan is the U-16 Irish junior champion & Kynesha is the girls u-16 champion.  […]

  • Upcoming Events

    August 31st
    August Blitz
    19:45 in the Bridge Centre
    Entry open to all: €5
    Blitz: 5 mins per game +5 secs per move
    Prize-fund: Dependent on entries

    September 28th
    September Blitz
    19:45 in the Bridge Centre
    Entry open to all: €5
    Blitz: 5 mins per game +5 secs per move
    Prize-fund: Dependent on entries