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 […]

Junior chess day .. this Sat. 6th Oct.

For young players interested in playing in this years west of IRL. chess league there’ll be a free training day for Galway teams this Saturday. If interested and ye can’t make Sat. please email me and I’ll try to get a team for everyone.

Next Blitz Tournament: Thursday 27September

Galway Chess Club will resume its regular weekly meetings with our September Blitz tournament on Thursday 27 September. As usual, it will be held upstairs in Galway Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road – opposite St Mary’s School. Please be there for 7.45 to enter; we expect it to finish around 11. As usual, there will […]

August Blitz Results

The August Blitz, held on Thursday 30 August, again attracted a good mix of regular attenders, newcomers, and people returning after several years’ absence (during which, it seems, life had got in the way of chess). Yet when the dust settled the prize winners were a fairly familiar bunch. First prize went to Pete Morriss, […]

Next Blitz Tournament: 30 August

Our August Blitz tournament will be held on Thursday 30 August in the Bridge Centre (upstairs), St Mary’s Road. Please be there by 7.45 for registration. There will be an entry fee of €5 to cover the cost of renting the room, with money left over being returned in PRIZES. There will be seven rounds; […]

  • Galway Winter League, Round 1.

    Z. Nemeth G. Abberton
    Z. Dragic P. Morriss
    J. Rawlinson I. Finnerty
    D. Piercy K. O’Mahoney
    K. Asyraf J. Blackwell
    B. Delee A. Koslovs
    P. Ward I. Danial
    A. Zariq A. Barber
    K. Ryder BYE

  • 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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