April Blitz Results

The April Blitz, held on 19 April, proved to be a triumph for youth. The winner was the youngest player, fourteen-year old Denis Ruchko, who swept all before him, winning all seven games. And second was the second-youngest, Kynesha Ryder, who is sixteen, and scored 5 points out of 7. (The oldest entrant was third, but there are no prizes for being third.) Kynesha’s performance was particularly noteworthy as, in a strong field, she was eligible for the grading prize; despite the standard rule that the grading prize is not given to anyone who wins a place prize, she was awarded the grading prize as well, in recognition of her achievement. Which is not to take anything away from Denis – who is also the current holder of the Galway Winter League title, and the (adult) Connaught champion) – who was simply in a league of his own.

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  • Galway Rapidplay 2018 Entrants

    Name Rating
    Conall Hegarty
    Andrew Barber
    David Baird
    James Blackwell
    Fintan Hegarty
    Bill Delee
    Andrew Finnerty
    Ian Finnerty
    Maureen Gallagher
    Andrejs Kozlovs
    Pete Morriss
    Michael O’Donnell
    Jozef Vesely
    Jason Rawlinson
    Brendan Ryan

  • April Events at the Galway Chess Club

    Thursday 19th April Blitz
    Thursday 26th Round 7 (final) Winter League
    Thursday 3rd May. May Blitz and WL prize-giving (so round 7 must be completed before then)

    Regular meetings will then be suspended for the summer; we will have occasional blitz and rapid tournaments – watch this space!

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