GRAND RE-OPENING – October 10th – Blitz

After the summer’s abeyance, the club shall re-open on October 10th with a Blitz competition. Registration is at 7:45pm, with kick-off at 8pm (upstairs in the Bridge Club on St. Mary’s Road). Entrants will play 7 games, with a total of 5 minutes per game plus 5 seconds extra per move. If you run out […]

September Blitz Results

September’s Blitz, held on Thursday 19th, saw an encouraging number of newcomers, all of whom confessed to playing chess on-line but were now keen to try playing an opponent they could actually see.  We hope the sight didn’t put too many of them off, and that all will become regular club members.  Conversely, all our […]

Dates for September Blitz and AGM

Hi all Just wanted to give you an update, there will be a blitz next Thursday the 19th 7.45pm in the Bridge Club. The AGM will then take place on the 26th at 7.45pm. A detailed agenda has been sent out, if you didn’t receive an email please let me know. The two main points […]

August Blitz Results

Slightly more players attended the August blitz, held on Thursday 29th August, than in the previous couple of months, doubtless due to the end of the unfortunately warm and dry weather we were suffering from in June and July.  The tournament was tightly contested, but in the end the winner, as in January and March […]

Next Blitz tournament: Thursday 29 August

Our August Blitz Tournament will be held on Thursday 29 August, upstairs in the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road, starting at 7.45 p.m.  As usual, there will be seven rounds, at a speed of 5 minutes for the game plus an increment of 5 seconds per move, so we would expect to finish at about […]

Denis and Kynesha in Europe

Galway’s Denis Ruchko and Kynesh Ryder are both currently playing in the European Youth Chess Championship in Bratislava: Denis in the under-16 (open) and Kynesha in the under-18 girls.  Both tournaments are dauntingly strong, with the top players rated over 2400, so Denis and Kynesha have their work cut.  Most, though not all, of the […]

July Blitz Results

July’s blitz, like June’s, had fewer entries than normal – quite possibly because the spell of unusually dry and warm weather did not break until the day after the one we had picked for our tournament, which was a shame.  Although few in number, the participants were an interesting mix of regulars, newcomers, and returnees, […]

Next Blitz: Thursday 18 July

Our July Blitz Tournament will be held on Thursday 18 July, upstairs in the Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road, starting at 7.45.  As usual, there will be seven rounds, at a speed of 5 minutes for the game plus an increment of 5 seconds per move, so we would expect to finish at about 10.30.  […]

June Blitz Results

The surprisingly hot weather was perhaps responsible for the small turnout at our June Blitz tournament, held on Thursday 27th, though it did mean that the standard was a bit higher than it has been in some other months.  No-one had a higher standard than Denis Ruchko, who beat everybody to finish clear winner with […]

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 […]

  • Upcoming Events for Galway Chess Club

    Casual meetings every Tuesday in Monroe’s Tavern from 8pm, and the calendar for official club events (which take place every Thursday upstairs in the Bridge Club on St. Mary’s Road) is detailed below:
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    December
    5th – Coaching – 20:00
    12th – Winter League Rd 3 – 19:30
    19th – Christmas Blitz & Close – 19:45
    January
    9th – Re-opening blitz 19:45
    16th – Winter League Rd 4 – 19:30
    23rd – Rapidplay – 20:00
    30th – Coaching – 20:00
    February
    6th – Winter League Rd 5 – 19:30
    13th – Rapid – 20:00
    20th – Blitz – 19:45
    27th – Coaching – 20:00
    March
    5th – Winter League Rd 6 – 19:30
    12th – Rapid – 20:00
    19th – Blitz 19:45
    20th-22nd Galway Chess Congress
    26th – Coaching – 20:00
    April (TBD)

     

  • Club Competitions

    Galway Winter League standings:

    Name Rating Points
    David Andreu 1800 2
    Pete Morriss 1821 2
    Denis Ruchko 1989 2
    Jason Rawlinson 1683 2
    Johannes Hertel 1989 2
    Paul Ward 1466 1.5
    Diego Rodriguez 1880 1.5
    James Blackwell 1079 1
    Andrejz Kozlovs 1559 1
    Michael O’Donnell 1654 1
    Conor Monaghan Browne 500 1
    Eamonn Abberton 1482 1
    Oisin Hodgins 800 1
    Andrew Finnerty 1292 1
    Bill Delee 1043 1
    David Cunningham 898 1
    Pete Donlon 844 1
    Yaron Bachrach 1400 0
    Andrew Barber 1395 0
    Scott Reilly 798 0
    Gerard Abberton 1354 0

    Monthly blitz winners:

    Month Winner Grading Prize
    November Brian Gallagher Ger Abberton
    “Halloween” Jason Rawlinson/Johannes Hertel Hamza Celik
    October Jason Rawlinson Brian Gallagher
    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