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)
Rapid play competition (hour-long games; one a month)
Monthly blitz tournaments
Galway club usually enters a team in the Irish National Club competition, which takes place in April. When we have done well, that has qualified us to play in the European Club Cup, alongside all the greats of the chess world.
Some nights have more formal activities going on than others but anyone can call in and spectate.
Summer Chess in Galway
Some club members (and some players on holidays in the city) have often met informally in a Galway pub during the Summer. For more up-to-date information on this, feel free to shoot us an email.