End of Season Blitz

There were 12 attendees at our April/End of Season blitz. This made an all-play-all rather tricky, but by taking 30seconds off the clock after each round, we managed to squeeze all the games in. The beautiful crosstable is below, whence you can see that in first place was Zalan with 10.5/11, having conceded a draw […]

Galway Chess Congress 2019: Report

127 people played in the 2019 Galway Congress, which was well up on the numbers the last time the event was held two years ago.  It was also one of the most international we have had, as players came from Latvia, Germany (several), Sweden, and England, as well as from the North.  We again demonstrated […]

March Blitz Results

The March blitz, held on Thursday 28th March, saw all the prizes won by junior members of the club.  Zalan Nemeth repeated his feat from January of coming first with seven straight wins, and the runner-up was Denis Ruchko on 6 points.  The under-1300 rating prize was more closely contested, being won by Andrew Finnerty, […]

March Blitz: Thursday 28th

Our next blitz tournament is on Thursday 28 March at our usual venue of upstairs in the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road (opposite St Mary’s School). Start time will be 7.45 p.m.; the tournament will end about 10.30. There will be seven rounds, and in each game you will have 5 minutes plus 5 seconds […]

Bunratty 2019

Last weekend a good contingent of Galway players took part in the Bunratty Congress – the largest and most prestigious in Ireland. Our star performer was undoubtedly Khai Asyraf, who won the Major section (1200-1600) for the second year in a row. Last year he won five games and drew one, and then had to […]

February Blitz Results

The February blitz, held on Thursday 21st, was again marked by the absence of our long-standing regulars; indeed, the only such people present were our ever-enthusiastic juniors, and the ever-diligent organizer. Maybe holding it the day before the start of Bunratty proved not to be a very bright idea. Fortunately there were a fair few […]

January Blitz Results

The January blitz saw the absence of several regulars (who presumably should now be called irregulars) but the numbers were much the same as usual thanks to several newcomers, which was good to see and we look forward to them soon becoming regulars (or irregulars). The results were eventually very similar to those we had […]

January Blitz: Thursday 24 at 7.45

Our first blitz tournament of 2019 will be on Thursday 24 January, at our usual venue of upstairs in the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road (opposite St Mary’s School). Start time will be 7.45 p.m.; the tournament will end about 10.30. There will be seven rounds, and in each game you will have 5 minutes […]

Galway Chess Congress: 22nd to 24th March 2019

Galway Chess Congress will take place at the Menlo Park Hotel, from Friday 22nd March to Sunday 24th March 2019. You can enter here. Full information about the tournament, including information on which section you can enter, times of the rounds, tournament rules, and information about local accommodation is available here . We look forward […]

December Blitz Results

There were fewer players than we expected at the Christmas blitz, held on Thursday 20 December – which meant that those of us who were there ate more mince pies than was good for our waistlines. But they were very enjoyable at the time, as was the chess. The eventual winner was Pete Morriss, with […]

  • Upcoming Events for Galway Chess Club

    June 18th: Casual meeting in Monroe’s from 8pm.