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; […]

European Juniors 2018 – live games

Andrew represented Ireland at the u-12 championships in Mureck Austria. And finished on 4pts. from 9 ..  performing 500pts. above his Irish rating.  Nice work !

July Blitz Results

The July Blitz, held on Thursday 19 July, continued the recent tradition of being dominated by our junior players. (See the reports on the blitzes in April and May; we did not hold a blitz tournament in June.) Denis Ruchko dominated from start to finish, scoring 6½ points out of 7 (conceding only one draw, […]

Next Blitz: Thursday 19 July

Galway Chess Club’s July Blitz will be held this Thursday, 19 July, at our usual venue, upstairs in the Galway Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road. Please be there by 7.45 to register. As this is taking place outside our usual season, there will be an entry fee of €5: this is so that we can […]

  • Galway Congress 2019: March 22nd-24th

    Masters

    Player Rating
    GM Alexander Baburin 2433
    Anthony Fox 2027
    Peter Cafolla 1932
    Orison Carlile 1892
    Brendan Ruane 1885
    Denis Ruchko 1827
    Kevin O’Flaherty 1815

    Majors

    Player Rating
    Conall Hegarty 1641
    Andrejs Kozlovs 1471
    Joe O’Hanlon 1398
    Andrew Barber 1382
    Arman Arshakyan 1239

    Minors

    Player Rating
    Andrew Finnerty 1033
    Bill Delee 1027
    Ian Finnerty 1000
    Hayk Arshakyan 984
    Eamon Lenihan 825
    Lucy Bueckert 755
    David Cunningham 755
    Zoran Dragic 752
    Diana Bueckert 511
    Leah Cunningham

    Enter here!
    Free entry
    for players rated 2200 or over if entry received by February 22nd.
    Discount of €20
    for players rated 2000-2199 if entry received by February 22nd.
    Discount of €10
    for all players if entry received by March 10th.
    Enter now!

  • Upcoming Events

    (All 7.30pm starts in the Bridge Club unless otherwise specified)

    Tuesday 19th February: Friendly evening in Monroe’s Tavern from 8pm

    Thursday 21st Feb: Blitz

    Thursday 28th Feb: Rapid League

    Thursday 7th March: WL – Round 6

    Thursday 14th March: Free night

    Thursday 21st March: Rapid League

    Fri 22nd-Sun 24th March: Galway Congress

    Thursday 28th March: Blitz

    Thursday 4th April: WL – Final Round

    Thursday 11th April: Free evening

    Thursday 18th April: Closed for Easter

    Thursday 25th April: End of Season Blitz

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