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 […]

February Blitz Results

The latest of our monthly blitzes took place on Thursday 22 February. The star performer on the night was undoubtedly James Blackwell, who started as one of the lowest rated entrants, but finished third, with 4½ points out of seven, having played – and mostly beaten – all the strongest players in the tournament. Indeed, […]

Connaught Cup Champions – 2018

Secondary School champions this year are St. Geralds, Castlebar .. for full report and to see where our Galway teams placed (including final league tables) click  .. here!

No Galway Chess Congress in 2018

Apologies for the delay in making the announcement – the Galway Chess Congress will not be running this year. We will hope to see you all in 2019!

February Blitz: Thursday 22nd

The next monthly blitz tournament will be held on Thursday 22 February at our normal home upstairs at the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road. Start time 7.45. As usual there will be seven rounds, at a playing speed of 5 minutes per player per game, plus each player gets an increment of 5 seconds per […]

January Blitz results

Our first blitz tournament of 2018, held on Thursday 25 January, saw some familiar names from 2017 collecting the prizes. The winner was Jason Rawlinson, who scored 6 points out of 7 (Jason lost only to Khai Asyraf, who was playing in his first Galway Blitz; but Jason demonstrated that he has learnt how to […]

January Blitz: Thursday 25

Our first blitz tournament of 2018 will be on Thursday 25 January. It will be the usual format: seven rounds at a time rate of 5 minutes per player for the game plus 5 seconds increment per player per move. It will also be the usual time and location: 7.45 p.m. in the Bridge Centre […]

Blitz Tournament Review 2017

We held eleven monthly blitz tournaments in 2017 – there wasn’t one in May, as there was the Rapidplay tournament instead. In all, 42 different people played in at least one tournament; just two played in all eleven. There were eight different winners of the tournament (including ties); repeat winners were Brendan Buckley and Jason […]

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  • April Events at the Galway Chess Club

    Thursday 22nd Rapid
    Thursday 29th Bridge Centre closed.
    Friday 30th – Juniors match against Berlin
    Thursday 5th April Round 6 WL
    Thursday 12th April Blitz
    Thursday 19th Round 7 (final) WL
    Thursday 26th. Final night, WL prizes (so round 7 must be completed before then) and Blitz or Rapid depending on preference and attendance on the night.

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