Upcoming Events for Galway Chess Club
June 18th: Casual meeting in Monroe’s from 8pm.
The home of chess in Galway
The Galway Chess Congress for 2011 was staged over the weekend of the 14th – 16th October 2011. Once again it was a wonderful success with over 160 players playing in 3 different floors of the Salthill Hotel.
The winner of the Masters section was GM Gawain Jones, who’s now in the top 100 in the world and who was clearly the class act in the field. Second was the young Killkenny man Ryan-Rhys Griffiths on 5.0/6.0. He finished ahead of IM Alex Lopez and GM Baburin on 4.5/6.0.
Masters Crosstable is available.
The Major section (1800 – 1400) was won by local player John Cormican who scored a perfect 6.0/6.0. Second was Westport man David Baird.
Major Crosstable is available.
The Minor section was won by Sam O’Neill on 5.5/6.0.
Minor crosstable available
In his acceptance speech Gawain thanked the organizing committee who spent several months preparing this event. They were Pete Morriss, Indy Banerjee, Fiona Cormican and Fintan Hegarty.