June Blitz: Thursday 27 June

Our next blitz tournament will be on Thursday 27 June at 7.45 p.m., at our usual venue of the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road – we meet in the room at the top of the main flight of stairs. There will be seven rounds, at 5 minutes per player for the game, plus 5 seconds […]

Galway Rapidplay 2019: Report

This year’s Galway Rapidplay attracted a total of 49 entries, which is the highest number we’ve had, at least since we resurrected the Rapidplay in 2013. With that number of players, it took a while for the top players to meet, but after four rounds there were only two players on maximum points and they […]

May Blitz Results

The first blitz tournament of the summer was held on 23 May in the Bridge Centre.  It was won, fairly convincingly in the end, by Pete Morriss, who scored 6½ points out of 7.  His one draw was against Ger Abberton, who was first equal with Pete with three rounds to go, but then fell […]

Next Blitz tournament: Thursday 23 May

Our next blitz tournament is on Thursday 23 May 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 […]

Galway Rapidplay: Saturday 8 June 2019

This year’s Galway Rapidplay will take place on Saturday 8 June, at the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road, Galway. (For the location of the Bridge Centre, see here.) The format will be seven rounds, with each player having 15 minutes to make all their moves, plus an extra ten seconds for each move. The event […]

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 […]

  • Upcoming Events for Galway Chess Club

    October 1st: Casual meeting in Monroe’s Tavern from 8pm
    October 8th: Monroe’s 8pm
    October 10th: Grand re-opening of club – October Blitz: 7.45 pm upstairs in the Bridge Club on St. Mary’s Road.

  • Club Competitions

    Monthly blitz winners:

    Month Winner Grading Prize
    September Pete Morriss James Sharkey
    August Zalan Nemeth Paul Ward
    July Jason Rawlinson David Cunningham
    June Denis Ruchko Ger Abberton
    May Pete Morriss Andrew Finnerty
    April Zalan Nemeth
    March Zalan Nemeth Andrew Finnerty
    February Pete Morriss Yuliya Makarenko/ Shane Murray
    January Zalan Nemeth Brendan McNelis