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 was 2nd in the girls u-16 […]

Galway N.S. finals:

Over 120 students from 12 schools took part in this years Galway national schools Chess finals .. the top 2 schools go forward to the the national finals, to be held in Gonzaga College on Saturday 22nd April.  Event report here.

Galway Congress 2017 Report

Just under a hundred players took part in the 2017 Galway Congress. The numbers were reduced a little as inexplicably the Leinster Schools Chess Association chose to schedule its finals on a date that clashed, thus depriving many of the most active juniors in Leinster of the opportunity of playing in one of Ireland’s leading […]

Connaught Schools Cup

On Friday the 3rd of March, the Bridge Club Galway played host to the 4th edition of the Connaught Cup .. here is a link for the full results .. many of the players involved will be in action again next w/e in the Galway Congress !

Galway in Bunratty

The largest contingent of Galway players for some years headed down to Bunratty to play in the 2017 Bunratty Chess Festival. The strongest two performances were by Galway residents Philip Short, who scored 3½ points out of 6 in the Masters section, which secured 15th place (one place ahead of Grand Master and previous world […]

February Blitz results

There were rather fewer players in the February blitz, held on Thursday 23 February, than there have been over the past few months; nevertheless, many exciting games were played and there were some unexpected results. The grading prize went to Kynesha Ryder, for the second time in three months, with an excellent 4 out of […]

  • Upcoming Events

    June 29th
    June Blitz
    19:45 in the Bridge Centre
    Entry open to all: €5
    Blitz: 5 mins per game +5 secs per move
    Prize-fund: TBD