About The Club

Here’s some summary information on when and where we meet:

  • Venue: Galway Bridge Centre (upstairs)
  • Address: St. Marys Road, Galway
  • When: Thursdays from 8pm onwards
  • Season: From September to April

Anyone can call in on the night to find out what happens or maybe have a couple of games of blitz. Members vary from the young to the old and from beginners to masters. Here is a list of activities we engage in:

  • Club Winter League (7 long rated games in a season at the club)
  • Monthly rapid play competition (20 minute games sometimes with handicaps)
  • Connaught League
  • Lectures
  • Casual games

Some nights have more formal activities going on than others but anyone can call in and spectate.

Every October we organise the Galway Chess Congress over a weekend. People from all over Ireland come to a Galway hotel (the Salthill Hotel for the last few years) to  play chess. Its our flagship event and we are always interested in getting help organising it. Offers of sponsorship are particularly welcome!

We can be contacted by e-mailing the following address  (put this back together): galwaychess at gmail dot com.

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  • Galway Chess Club Schedule



  • October 13th Blitz

  • October 20th Rapid

  • October 27th Winter League Round 2

  • November 3rd Blitz

  • November 10th Rapid

  • November 17th Winter League Round 3

  • November 24th Blitz

  • December 1st Rapid

  • December 8th Winter League Round 4

  • December 15th Christmas Blitz

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  • Galway Winter League standings

    NameScore
    Alex Drimbarean
    Andrew Barber
    Barry Breen
    Brian Gallagher
    Bryn Edwards
    Dara Jennings
    David O'Connell
    Diego Pereiro
    Donal O'Donnell
    Eoin Galvin
    Gourang Jiddewar
    Jack Hannas
    James Blackwell
    Jason Rawlinson
    John Farrell
    Karolina Bronnikova
    Maureen Gallagher
    Michael Corless
    Moe Alsaleh
    Oscar Roe
    Paul Ward
    Pete Morriss
    Proinsias Hernon
    Rhys O'Halloran
    Robert Frost
    Ross du Berry
    Scott Reilly
    Shane Whyte